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2009 




(front cover) 

The Gazebo on the Town Common was renovated thanks to 
the generosity of the Wilmington Sons of Italy. Photo by 
Wilmington Resident Richard Searfoss. 



Table of Contents 



Title 

Mission Statement 

Board of Selectmen 

Town Manager 

Administration & Finance Town Clerk 

Board of Registrars 

Town Counsel 

Board of Assessors 

Town Treasurer/Collector 

Town Accountant 

Public Safety Fire Department 

Police Department 

Animal Control Officer 

Facilities & Infrastructure Public Buildings Department 

Permanent Building Committee 

Department of Public Works 

Water and Sewer Department 

Human Services & Consumer Affairs Library 

Wilmington Arts Council 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

Historical Commission 

Recreation Department 

Elderly Services Department 

Disabilities, Commission on 

Veterans' Services 

Board of Health 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Education Wilmington Public Schools 

Shawsheen Valley Reg. Voc. Tech. H. S 

Community Development Planning/Conservation Department 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Middlesex Canal Commission 

Inspector of Buildings 

Board of Appeals 

Town Meetings & Elections Constable 

Annual Town Election - April 25, 2009 

Annual Town Meeting - May 2, 2009 

Special State Primary - December 8, 2009 . 

Directory of Officials 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 

Officers and Department Heads 

Municipal Services Guide 

Meeting Dates and Times 

Accepted Streets , 

Telephone Directory by Department 




The "Mission Statement for the Town of Wilmington" is as follows: 

"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, exists in order to deliver a 
wide range of municipal services to those who live, work or own property within the 
borders of Wilmington; and in order to make this community a good place to live, to 
work, and to raise and educate a family, those services must be responsive to the 
needs of the people. They must be effective and efficient. Principles of honesty, 
fairness, dependability and compassion must govern the actions of the officials and 
the employees of the Town. Those who work for the Town as employees or as 
members of boards, committees and commissions are recognized as its most 
important resource and the key to its success in serving the people of Wilmington." 



Endorsed by the Board of Selectmen May 22, 1989. 




Office of the 
Board of Selectmen 
(978) 658-3311 



Town of Wilmington 

121 Glen Road 
Wilmington, MA 01887-3597 



FAX (978) 658-3334 
TTY (978)694-1417 



Dear Fellow Resident: 

As cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth continued to wrestle with local aid cuts and a 
decline in local receipts, Wilmington managed to balance its budget, offer an affordable residential 
tax rate and avoid the imposition of athletic, trash and similar user fees. With the able assistance of 
the Town Manager, Finance Committee and administrative personnel, the Town sustained its level 
of services, increased its capital reserves and worked to improve the quality of life for its residents, 
businesses and volunteer organizations alike. 

In 2009, the Board of Selectmen introduced a single stream recycling program, which has yielded 
significantly increased recycling efforts and decreased trash disposal costs. The Board also endorsed 
the implementation of a Conservation Commission Land Stewardship Program and joined with the 
Conservation Commission in accepting a gift of 6.26 acres of land on Safford Street. Selectmen pro- 
actively sponsored an invasive species control project at Silver Lake which is expected to prevent the 
devastating spread of Eurasion Milfoil at one of Wilmington's most storied natural resources. 

As taxpayers well understand, not all progress comes easy. In that regard, the Board of Selectmen 
endeavored in 2009 to protect the community's economic interests, environmental well-being and 
public health by implementing regulatory action at Town Hall and, where necessary, prosecuting 
and defending important matters in Court. In 2009, the Board of Selectmen supported the Health 
Department's on-going enforcement efforts and order of prohibition regarding Krochmal Farms; it 
defended and successfully negotiated the settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit relative to the 
Maple Meadow Landfill, at no cost to the Town; and in concert with the Water and Sewer 
Commission, negotiated settlements of over $947,000.00, in connection with the MTBE products 
hability class action lawsuit. 

The proceeds from the MTBE class action suit have supplemented Water Department receipts and 
helped to stabilize water rates, even as Wilmington became a permanent, part-time member of the 
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water system in 2009. The Town fully expects that a 
permanent part-time reliance on the MWRA system will ensure that Wilmington enjoys an adequate 
supply of safe, potable drinking water for many years to come, while securing much needed relief 
from state mandated water restrictions, all at a de minimis increase, if any, to the Wilmington 
ratepayer. 

Notwithstanding a uniquely busy year in terms of litigation and other legal services, the Board of 
Selectmen again controlled the cost of this service by executing level funded, fixed fee agreements 
with the offices of Town Counsel, technical consultants and environmental experts. The Board 
specifically acknowledges the work of Attorney John Foskett, of Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis 
& Holland, PC, who assumed the position of lead counsel for the Town of Wilmington in 2009. 

Likewise, the Board recognizes the fine work of Michael Caira, as evidenced by its unanimous re- 
appointment to hi.s 8th term as Wilmington's Town Manager. Throughout Mr. Caira's tenure, and 
particularly throughout 2009, his experience, advice and leadership were invaluable to the Board of 
Selectmen as it steadfastly focused on turning adversity into opportunity. 



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By taking advantage of a competitive bidding environment, the Town was able to continue to invest 
in its capital equipment, municipal facilities, roadways, infrastructure and technological resources. 

In that same vein, having unanimously voted in 2008 to authorize a Statement of Interest to be filed 
with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) relative to the design and feasibihty 
study of a new pubhc high school, the Board accepted an invitation to collaborate with MSBA to 
conduct a feasibility study of Wilmington High School. The Board's acceptance represents the latest 
in a series of decisions which reflect a unanimous commitment to move the process forward, so that 
the taxpayers and residents of Wilmington can make an informed, responsible decision about how to 
best continue improving the quality of education in Wilmington. 

Our collective pride in the Town of Wilmington has never been more evident. As usual, in 2009 
residents, business owners and volunteers representing hundreds of service, athletic, non-profit and 
faith based organizations immeasurably enhanced the quality of life in Wilmington. The first annual 
Relay for Life was a monumental success. Our "Fun on the Fourth" activities were highlighted on 
Fox25's "Zip Trip". The Sons of Italy funded the reconstruction of the Town Common Gazebo, and the 
Ust goes on. Volunteerism, service and a sense of community continue to be the materials with 
which we weave the fabric of our town. 

The late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm once said, "Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of 
living on this earth." It is for this spirit of service that the Board acknowledges former Selectman 
Charles Fiore, who in 2009 passed the torch to our newest member, Michael Champoux. More 
importantly, it is with heavy hearts that we remember the public service of former Selectman James 
Rooney, who passed away in September of 2009. 

On behalf of the Board of Selectmen, I thank the residents of Wilmington for the confidence they 
have placed in us. We remain ever mindful of the privilege that we share by serving you. We look 
forward to continuing to pay this most affordable "rent" which is decidedly outweighed by the reward 
of the personal satisfaction we enjoy. 




Board of Selectmen from left, Michael V. McCoy, Louis Cimaglia, IV, 
Chairman Michael }. Newhouse, Michael L. Champoux and Raymond N. Lepore 



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Office of the 
Town Manager 
(978)658-3311 



Town of Wilmington 

121 Glen Road 
Wilmington, MA 01887-3597 



FAX 
TTY 



(978) 658-3334 
(978)694-1417 



To The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 

The past several years have challenged most Americans to do more with less. Local government is 
no exception. The town has wisely adopted a policy of conservative budgeting, carefully allocating 
limited resources among competing needs and deliberately projecting revenues at an affordable level. 
As a result, the town has been able to sustain service levels and improve program offerings without 
adopting operational tax overrides or implementing onerous and burdensome fees. Collectively, we 
should be proud of our efforts to maintain an affordable community while recognizing our 
responsibility to provide for the present, celebrate the past and plan for the future. 

Voters attending the May 2009 Annual Town Meeting adopted a budget that recognized the need to 
estabUsh a solid financial footing for the future. The budget increase was limited to approximately 
1 1/2% with a greater proportion of the limited expansion dollars earmarked for important capital 
expenditures. The town's ability to effectuate savings in departmental operating costs allowed for an 
increase in reserve capacity to better meet unexpected shortfalls, revenue gaps and emergency 
needs. Most important however, the town has positioned itself financially to meet its next most 
important challenge, the construction of a new Wilmington High School. 

In the fall of 2009, the town was notified that the Massachusetts School Building Authority voted to 
invite the Wilmington School District to collaborate with them in conducting a feasibility study on 
Wilmington High School. The invitation to collaborate on a feasibility study does not constitute 
approval for a construction project, but enables the town to explore potential solutions to identified 
issues. The goal of the study is to find the most fiscally responsible and educationally appropriate 
solution to the facility's problems. In the coming year, residents will be asked to accept this 
invitation as the next step toward providing our students with an opportunity to be part of a 21^' 
century learning environment. School and town officials have begun preparing the documents 
necessary to bring this critical issue to the 2010 Annual Town Meeting. If the town approves 
funding for this study, the state would guarantee a partial reimbursement for all costs associated 
with the feasibility study and schematic design process. Preliminarily, we estimate the cost of the 
feasibility study to be 1 to 1.2 million dollars with a reimbursement rate of approximately 50%. 

The town's strong financial position will provide voters with a variety of options to fund the school 
feasibility study. Budgets for the past two years have not relied on "free cash" or other surplus 
revenue sources and there is no plan to do so in next year's operating budget. The town's free cash, 
or general fund reserve, stands at $4,821,738 and may well exceed five million dollars following 
fiscal year 2010 certification. In Wilmington's case, issuing new debt is a viable alternative to 
appropriating from available funds. The town's current debt plan calls for the retirement of all of the 
town's existing long term debt in fiscal year 2011, prior to the issuance of any new debt. This plan 
allows the town the option to consider funding the high school feasibility study by issuing debt 
simultaneous with fiscal year 2010 authorizations. This strategy would not only result in the 
savings associated with multiple debt issues, but it would ensure that initial payments for new debt 
would begin after all current debt is retired. 



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The challenge for every community is to strike the right balance among the industrial, commercial 
and residential sectors. Clean and productive businesses help to keep Wilmington affordable, 
provide jobs for its residents and enable access to needed goods and services. The town continues it's 
commitment to providing affordable and diversified housing options. Following the state's annual 
review of affordable housing production, it was determined that the town reached its goal of 
providing 10% affordability in its housing stock. 

The redevelopment of Wilmington Plaza has clearly improved the 'look' of Wilmington's Main Street 
retail corridor. The new plaza, coupled with the Wilmington Crossing Shopping Center, has served 
as a catalyst for the establishment of other retail operations in that area. At year's end, the town 
was working in conjunction with Mass Development to assist Textron Systems Corporation with 
financing for a major construction project at its Lowell Street facility. The town's request to 
designate the Lowell Street parcel a "Recovery Zone Area" was approved, paving the way for Textron 
to access $40 million in tax exempt recovery zone bonds. This project, which is expected to receive 
final state approval in early 2010, represents a significant investment in engineering and research 
facilities which will support future manufacturing contracts in Wilmington and create 300 new jobs. 

Voters at the Annual Town Meeting approved three articles designed to strengthen Wilmington's 
Inhabitant By-laws. An excavation and trench safety by-law established reasonable standards to 
protect the safety of individuals from the hazards inherent in trenches. A comprehensive 
stormwater management by-law was adopted to protect the town's water bodies and ground water, 
and to safeguard public health, safety and the environment by regulating discharges to the 
municipal storm sewer systems. Finally, the town adopted an enforcement by-law prohibiting the 
consumption of marijuana in a public place. 

In 2009 the town purchased four frontline police cruisers, two pick-up trucks for the Water 
Department and a sidewalk plow and rack body truck for the Department of Public Works. Town 
Meeting voters authorized the purchase of an ambulance and an aerial ladder truck for the Fire 
Department, the latter vehicle to replace a 1986 model. Both vehicles are presently being 
manufactured to town specifications. 

This past year the town dedicated thousands of dollars to improving its school facilities with an 
emphasis on meeting the needs of the disabled population and increasing energy efficiencies in all 
buildings. Among the improvements were: 

Wilmington High School 

Installation of a new gym floor with court markings 

Installation of a new energy efficient lighting system in the gymnasium 

North Intermediate School 

Installation of a new energy efficient lighting system in the cafeteria 

Installation of a new remote-controlled scoreboard with LED lighting in the gymnasium 

West Intermediate School 

Installation of a new handicapped accessible chairlift in the cafeteria enabling access to the stage 

Replacement of the outdoor handicapped accessible chairlift 

Installation of a new gym floor with court markings 

Installation of a new energy efficient lighting system in the gymnasium 

Shawsheen Elementarv School 

Installation of a new energy efficient lighting system in the gymnasium 

Woburn Street School 

Installation of two new high energy efficient hot water storage tanks 

Installation of a new remote-controlled scoreboard with LED lighting in the gymnasium 



The town also authorized funding to accompUsh four major capital improvement projects for the 
schools, each of which is in the study/design phase and is expected to be completed in 2010. These 
projects include upgrades to the Wildwood Early Childhood Center and Shawsheen Elementary 
School fire alarm systems, floor replacement at the Woburn Street School and window replacement 
at the Shawsheen Elementary School. 

Other facility improvements included the installation of a new roof at the Buzzell Senior Center and 
the replacement of a maintenance garage roof at the Water Department headquarters. In 2009, the 
generosity of the Wilmington Sons of Italy enabled the long overdue renovation of the Town Common 
Gazebo. The town has also added an enhancement to its recreation complex at the Shawsheen 
School field with the construction of a covered pavilion adjacent to the Shawsheen Playground. The 
pavilion which measures 24 feet by 50 feet includes side seating and picnic tables. The pavilion was 
funded through program revenue generated by the Recreation Department and was designed by the 
town's Engineering Division. 

Funding for new technology enabled the town to replace the existing computers in the high school 
and purchase smartboards and projectors in order to better meet important curriculum initiatives. 
The fiscal year 2010 appropriation also enabled the town to purchase and install a modern 
emergency medical services computer system allowing the Fire Department to securely collect and 
store pre-hospital patient case reports. 

Work on the Woburn Street Reconstruction Project included improvements to the drainage system, 
the construction of a new sidewalk from Lowell Street to the Woburn city line and the installation of 
5,000 linear feet of new granite curbing from Lowell Street to Oxbow Drive. A low intensity 
stormwater infiltration system was installed on Lowell Street to aid in stormwater drainage. The 
Commonwealth completed work on the Lowell Street roadway reconstruction project this past 
summer. The Water and Sewer Department is in the process of replacing the Brown's Crossing 
wellfield and pump station in an effort to restore lost water supply capacity. The town is also 
rehabilitating 3,300 linear feet of the Main Street sanitary sewer interceptor which conveys the 
majority of the town's sewerage to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) system. 
In 2009 the town gained entrance into the MWRA water system thereby solving the town's water 
shortage issues. In addition to the obvious benefit of a secure and reliable water source, townspeople 
are benefiting from the lessening of the severe water restrictions formerly imposed on property 
owners. 

In 2009, the town hired an environmental firm to develop, permit and execute a plan to eliminate 
and control the invasive weed species identified as Eurasion Milfoil that was discovered at Silver 
Lake. The treatment program appears to have resulted in a significant reduction in undergrowth. 
Although plant roots likely remain at the bottom of the lake, a year-end survey reported close to 
100% eradication of the milfoil. 

In July, the town adopted a single stream curbside recycling collection program which has resulted 
in a marked increase in recycling and a significant decrease in the town's refuse tonnage. The town 
also entered into favorable long-term contracts for both refuse collection and disposal. As a result of 
these contracts, and the community's increased participation in recycling, we are anticipating cost 
savings of approximately 15%. 

The work of every town department is summarized in the individual reports contained in the town's 
Annual Report. These reports best detail the activities, accomplishments and mission of each 
department. The reports include commentary on the diverse and ever expanding programming 
offered by the Elderly Services Department, the Wilmington Memorial Library and the Recreation 
Department. They highlight the work of the Historical Commission in preserving the Butters 
Farmhouse and reconstructing the Town Pound. They speak to the Board of Health's administration 
of programs ranging from "peanut butter" recalls and "geese control", to its enormously successful 
effort to ensure the public's vaccination against seasonal and HlNl influenza. The reports will 
highlight the Planning and Conservation Department's involvement in a myriad of projects ranging 
from the development of a new interchange on Interstate 93 to the implementation of a stewardship 



program staffed by resident volunteers to oversee conservation parcels. The Town of Wilmington's 
Annual Report attempts to foster a better understanding of Wilmington's government and the 
services available to its residents. For the 6^^ consecutive year the Massachusetts Municipal 
Association has recognized Wilmington's report as among the most informative, useful and attractive 
in the state. 

A sincere debt of gratitude is extended to the many dedicated volunteers who willingly give of their 
time and expertise to enrich the community. This past year four of those volunteers stepped down 
from their role on an appointed town committee. We gratefully acknowledge the past service of 
Robert Doucette of the Board of Appeals, Maribeth Crupi of the Recreation Commission, John 
DeMarco of the Scholarship Fund Committee and the long-time chairperson of the Housing 
Partnership, Ray Forest. We also acknowledge the passing of George O'Connell who served for many 
years on the Commission for DisabUities. 

Two department heads were among seven municipal employees who retired in 2009. The town's 
longest tenured department head Gregory Erickson retired in January after serving as Health 
Director since 1985. Mr. Erickson was replaced by Wilmington resident Shelly Newhouse an 
employee of the Health Department for the past 14 years. Ms. Newhouse is a registered sanitarian 
who holds certifications in several public health disciplines. Following more than 36 years of 
employment with the Public Buildings Department, including 20 years as Superintendent, Roger 
Lessard retired in January of 2009. In addition, Mr. Lessard stepped down as chairman of both the 
Reading Municipal Light Department Citizen Advisory Board and the Town of Wilmington's 
Permanent Building Committee. George Hooper, II, the Assistant Superintendent for 8 1/2 years 
was promoted to replace Mr. Lessard. Also a Wilmington resident, Mr. Hooper brings to the position 
more than 16 years of facilities management experience in both the public and private sectors. Mr. 
Hooper will assume Mr. Lessard's responsibilities on both the Reading Municipal Light Advisory 
Board and the Permanent Building Committee. 

Fire Fighters Richard Hughes and Robert Varey retired in 2009 following careers which spanned 26 
and 25 years respectively. Department of Public Works employees George Phillips and Frank 
Campilio retired from their positions in the Parks and Grounds Division. Mr. Campilio worked for 
the town for 20 years including more than five years of service in the Water Department. Mr. 
Phillips worked for the town for 27 years beginning with the Public Buildings Department. Patricia 
Gustafson, who began her town employment in the Treasurer/Collector's office, retired as a Senior 
Clerk in the Police Department following a total of 22 years of service. We are most appreciative of 
their good work. 

Wilmington is a special place. It is a place where the boys' ice 
hockey team quietly raises $1,500 to honor the memory of a fallen 
competitor. It is a place where the school community raises more 
than $13,000 in a matter of days to help comfort the victims of the 
monumental tragedy in Haiti. It is a place where countless 
members of the community responded with incredible generosity 
and passion, raising more than $160,000 last May in support of 
Wilmington's inaugural Relay for Life. It appears that in 
Wilmington our neighbors and friends readily subscribe to the 
affirmation of George Bernard Shaw who wrote "I am of the opinion 
that my life belongs to the community and as long as I live, it is my 
privilege to do for it whatever I can." It is this enduring 
commitment to community that defines our Town and bodes well for 
its future. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Michael A. Caira 
Town Manager 



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ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 



Town Clerk 



The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer and Local Registrar of 
\'ital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the 
appropriate process, with notification and procedure, is adhered to in the making of legislative policy 
and of managing public access to this information. This office is often the first door of government 
accessed by individuals seeking information and the resolution of problems. It is with a sense of 
pride and accomplishment that we submit this annual report with the hope that we have served our 
citizens well. 

The following information and vital statistics were recorded during 2009: 



Flammable Permits and Registrations: 

Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town Clerk's office. Notice is 
sent to the owner or occupant of land where the storage is located on or about April 1st for renewal 
by April 30th of each year. Failure to register on time, or to comply with the Board's regulations, 
may result in revocation of the permit after a public hearing. Fifty-five permits were issued during 
the year. 

Permits & Recordings: 

Uniform Commercial Code Terminations 

Business Certificates and Withdrawals 150 

Federal Lien Recordings 

Federal Lien Releases 

Fish and Wildlife Licenses 291 

Pole & Conduit Locations 5 

Dog Licenses 1,989 

Raffle and Bazaar Permits 5 

The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this capacity she has met with 
the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting day, kept the minutes up to date and 
supervised all elections and the annual town census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains 
current voting lists and registers voters during regular office hours. She also meets with the Board 
for special evening sessions to register voters and to certify nomination papers for candidates. 

Town Meetings & Elections 2009: 

Annual Town Election April 25 

Annual Town Meeting May 2 

Special State Primary December 8 



Births 

Marriage Intentions 

Marriages 

Deaths 

Deaths - Out of State 
Burial Permits 

Veterans Buried in Wildwood Cemetery 



252 
84 
83 

252 


159 
43 



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Board of Registrars 



In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the town By-laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars 
were held on the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and to conduct business. 
Under Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and were 
so posted in the Town Hall. The Board also met many times for certification of signatures on 
nomination papers and assisted at all elections and town meetings. 

The Board held registration sessions as mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 51, 
Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32 and supervised the conduct of elections, mandated by Chapter 54, Section 
64 and Chapter 53, Sections 43 and 63, all in accordance with the Town Charter and By-laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. 

The calendar year 2009 had a total of 15,504 registered voters from our listed 22,718 inhabitants. 

The Board of Registrars wants to especially thank the many homeowners who returned their town 
census forms in 2009. 




1. Advice & Legal Documents . Advisory opinions were rendered to various town officials and 
boards relating to a wide variety of issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was 
given to reviewing and/or drafting By-laws, easements, public document requests, 
compliance with the State Ethics Act and Open Meeting Law, various town rules and 
regulations, warrants for Town Meetings and other legal documents. 

2. Contracting & Procurement . During the period of our involvement with the town, we 
reviewed contracts, agreements, procurement documents, DAG grant applications and home 
owner betterment agreements. 

3. Projects . We assisted the town in connection with the Olin property contamination issue. 
Maple Meadow Landfill, the MWRA water connection, water resource allocation plans, 
affordable housing initiatives, road acceptance issues, various real estate projects, 
betterment agreements, easement issues, various 40B Comprehensive Permit issues and 
controversies related to the impact of the operations of Krochmal Farm. 

4. Labor . Our labor specialists provided advice to the town on various personnel issues and 
collective bargaining disputes. 

5. Administrative Agencv Proceedings . We assisted the town in various proceedings before 
various administrative agencies including the Office of the Attorney General, Appellate Tax 
Board, State Labor Relations Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against 
Discrimination, Alcohol Beverage Control Commission and Department of Environmental 
Protection. 

6. Miscellaneous . We provided advice to the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager, Water 
and Sewer Commission and various other public officials regarding a variety of matters. 
These issues included state sanitary code, tobacco, smoking, piggeries, alcohol issues 
(including issues regarding farmer-wineries, transfer of package store licenses and 'pouring 
permits' for dispensing of alcohol by the glass without sales), common victualer issues, 
permitting and licensing issues, conflicts of interest, open meeting law and procedure, land 
use and zoning, procurement and competitive bid procedures and the enforcement of laws 
and regulations. 



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7. Litigation. Adversary Proceedings & Claims . 



As of December 31. 2009. there were a total of 47 lawsuits, adversary proceedings and claims 
pending of which we have been informed: 

3 lawsuits involving the Board of Appeals: 

• Charles Sullivan v. Bruce MacDonald. et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 17945L 

• Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald. et al . Land Court, Misc. No. 179448. 

• Wilmington Planning Board v. Wilmington Board of Appeals and Mark Nelson, 
individually . Land Court, Misc. No. 267499. 

5 lawsuits involving the Planning Board: 

• Robert Troy v. Wilmington Planning Board . Land Court, Misc. No. 274810. 

• Mark D. Nelson v. Town Manager, the Chairman of Board of Selectmen, the Town Clerk 
and Jon Mehtala. Information Systems . Middlesex Superior Court, Civil Action No. 2008- 
00780. 

• Mark D. Nelson v. The Town of Wilmington, the Board of Appeals, the Planning Board. 
Daniel W. Paret, as the former Building Inspector of the Town of Wilmington. John 
Spaulding as the current Building Inspector of the Town of Wilmington. Carole 
Hamilton. Director of Planning and Conservation, the Town Manager and the Town 
Water & Sewer Commission . Land Court 08 MISC 383336. 

• Feeney v. Wilmington, Planning Board . Middlesex Superior Court, Civil Action No. 2008- 
03923. 

• Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington. Board of Selectmen. Planning Board. Lynn 
Duncan. Donald Onusseit and Anthony Pronski . Land Court, Misc. No. 284416. 

1 proceeding involving the Board of Selectmen: 

• Frederick Shine v. Town of Wilmington, et al. and Town of Wilmington. Zoning Board of 
Appeals, et al . U.S. District Court, Civil Action No. 08-11263-RCL. 

5 lawsuits involving the Police Department: 

• Carter v. Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, No. 
06BPD01306 (Police Department). 

• NEPBA, Local 1 v. Town of Wilmington . AAA Case No. 11 390 01755 08. 

• Robert F. Murphy. Ill v. Wilmington. Massachusetts Commission Against 
Discrimination . 

• NEPBA. Local 1 v. Town of Wilmington . AAA Case No. 11 390 02306 09. 

• Coates V. Town of Wilmington. (Police Department) . Middlesex Superior Court, Civil 
Action No. 09-1740. 

1 proceeding involving the Public Buildings Department: 

• Holden v. Town of Wilmington . DIA No. 890508. 

4 proceedings involving the Water and Sewer Commission: 

• Wilmington v. Department of Environmental Protection . DEP Docket No. 2003-074. 

• Wilmington v. Department of Environmental Protection . DEP Docket No. 2008-047. 

• Mercury Refining Superfund Settlement . 

• Wilmington v. Department of Environmental Protection . DEP Docket No. 2003-032. 
3 lawsuits involving the Town Manager: 

• Dunderdale v. Town of Wilmington et al. . U.S. District Court, Civil Action No. 10974- 
RCL. 

• AFSCME Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA Case No. 11 390 01749 08. 

• AFSCME Council 93 v Town of Wilmington . AAA Case No. 1 1 390 00322 08. 



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1 lawsuit involving the Board of Assessors: 

• I. Fred DiCenso Trust v. The Wilmington Board of Assessors , Appeals Court, No. 09-P- 
1060 (formerly Docket Nos. F276917-04-PRO, et al.). 

1 lawsuit involving the Department of Public Works: 

• Johnson v. Moaklev et al. and Town of Wilmington . Middlesex Superior Court, Civil 
Action No. 07-0227 1-B. 

2 lawsuits involving the Board of Health: 

• Krochmal Farm LLC v. Wilmington Board of Health . Middlesex Superior Court, Civil 
Action No. 08-04810-L2. 

• Maya Construction. LLC v. Wilmington Board of Health . Middlesex Superior Court, Civil 
Action No. 09-4132. 

1 bankruptcy involving the Tax Collector: 

• In re Brown Bankruptcy . U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Case No. 07- 
175000. 

20 claims which are not yet lawsuits: 

• Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection v. Town of Wilmington 
(Maple Meadow Landfill). 

• Town of Wilmington v. Olin Chemical Corporation . 

• Duffy V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Emrich v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• David Boutiette v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• O'Neil v. Town of Wilmington (DPW). 

• Hermann v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Lemos v. Town of Wilmington (School) . 

• Pupa V. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Martiniello v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Plummer v. Town of Wilmington (Conservation Commission) . 

• Gore v. Town of Wilmington (DPW) . 

• Jordan v. Town of Wilmington (Schools). 

• Reposa v. Town of Wilmington (Schools). 

• Mescall/Arbella Insurance v. Town of Wilmington (DPW). 

• Lucio v. Town of Wilmington (DPW). 

• Murphy v. Town of Wilmington (DPW). 

• Ventre v. Town of Wilmington (DPW). 

• Conrad v. Town of Wilmington (DPW). 

• Hawley v. Town of Wilmington (DPW). 

Each of the above efforts required the participation of numerous town officials and private citizen 
volunteers - all working together towards a better Wilmington. 

Thanks to the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager and all other town officials and citizens for their 
cooperation and assistance towards another successful year. 



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Board of Assessors 



KHiV^Arl 1 ULiAllUIN — 


ZUUy rlbUALi iHiAit 


Total Appropriation 




Special Education 


302.00 


Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 


433,8n.00 


Air Pollution Districts 


6,543.00 


Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


6,309.00 


Mosquito Control Project 


47,020.00 


Amount Certified by Collector & 




Ireasurerior lax iitle 


0.00 


Overlay of Current Year 


1,068,865.29 


Cherry Sheet Offsets 


48,854.00 


M.W.R.A. 


0.00 


Final Coui-t Judgments 


0.00 


RM\^ Surcharge 


16,140.00 


Miscellaneous 


108.658.00 


T^cc K,«;tim atpfl Rpr*pint<5 ^inH Avfiil^ihlp Fund*? 




2009 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid 


$15,739,517.00 


Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 


3,101,326.00 


Penalties and Interest on Taxes 


290,000.00 


Payments in Lieu of Taxes 


630,000.00 


Charges for Services - Sewer 


2,000,000.00 


Other Charges for Services 


250,000.00 


Fees 


40,000.00 


Rentals 


63,000.00 


Departmental Revenue - Library 


10,000.00 


Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 


60,000.00 


Other Department Revenue 


240,000.00 


Licenses and Permits 


400,000.00 


Special Assessments 


2,000.00 


Fines and Forfeits 


155,000.00 


Investment Income 


250,000.00 


Voted from Available Funds 


723,583.00 


Free Cash 


0.00 


Miscellaneous 


0.00 



$74,378,460.00 



1.736.502.29 
$76,114,962.29 



$23.954.426.00 



Real Estate 

Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



$ 2,787,054,655.00® 10.60 p/t 
$ 142,577,225.00® 24.63 p/t 
$ 693,995,700.00 ® 24.63 p/t 
$ 81,728,210.00® 24.63 p/t 



$29,542,779.34 
3,511,677.05 
17,093,114.09 
2.012.965.81 

$52,160,536.29 



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Treasurer/ Collector 



Commitments 



2010 Preliminary Real Estate 


$25,423,287 


01 


2009 Real Estate 


50,151,540 


52 


2010 Preliminary Personal Property 


1,030,274 


82 


2009 Personal Property 


2,012,965 


79 


2009 Excise 


3,038,149 


10 


2008 Excise 


30,437 


83 


Ambulance 


1,079,495 


68 


Apportioned Street Betterments 


260 


98 


Interest 


37 


00 


Apportioned Sewer Betterments 


49,439 


12 


Interest 


23,569 


41 


Sewer Liens 


100,769 


36 


Water Liens 


206,708 


37 


Electric Liens 


72,446 


69 


Apportioned Title 5 Betterments 


26,172 


95 


Interest 


9,679 


14 


Total 


$83,255,233 


77 


Collections 






Real Estate 


$50,215,786 


93 


Personal Property 


2,523,027 


55 


Excise 


2,960,422 


10 


Street Betterments 


783 


39 


Sewer Betterments 


71,584 


12 


Title 5 Betterments 


65,103 


27 


Water Liens 


202,293 


39 


Sewer Liens 


96,473 


86 


Electric Liens 


68,404 


20 


Excise Interest & Charges 


81,638 


30 


Ambulance 


423,669 


04 


Lien Certificates 


28,625 


00 


Betterment Certificates 


44 


00 


Miscellaneous 


1,196 


06 


Water Collections 


3,708,688 


43 


Sewer Collections 


2,141,036 


88 


Real Estate Interest & Charges 


160,523 


70 


Personal Property Interest & Charges 


2,941 


07 


Tax Titles 


24,728 


14 


Tax Title Interest 


15,205 


34 


Total 


$62,792,174 


77 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON. MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 

The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the town of Wilmington for the fiscal year 
ended June 30, 2009 are hereby submitted. This report was prepared by the Office of the Town 
Accountant. Responsibility for accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of the 
presentation, including all disclosures, rests with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate in all material respects and 
are reported in a manner designed to present fairly the financial position and results of operations of 
the various funds and account groups of the government. 



Respectfully submitted, 




Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



Table of Contents 

PAGE 

Combined Balance Sheet- All Fund Types and Account Groups 16 

Notes to Financial Statements 17 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 20 
and Changes in Fund Balances-All Governmental Fund 
Types and Expendable Trust Funds 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet-Special Revenue Accounts 21 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 22 
and Changes in Fund Balance-Special Revenue Fund 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 23 
Authorization by Function and Activity-General Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures-Water Department Fund 30 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures- Capital Projects Fund 31 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 32 

Schedule of Trust Funds 33 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



Assets 



General 



Special 
Revenue 



Capital 
Projects 



Trust & 
Agency 



Long-Term 
Debt 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 



Cash 

Cash - Health Group Deposit 
Receivables: 

Genera! Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



8,871,189.26 5,813,176.83 59,616.52 



1,619,264.69 
(1,480,025.21) 
451,317.84 
631,964.61 
427,230.34 
80,790.59 
744,564.42 
93,040.08 262,261.30 
751,679.93 



3,949.049.43 
1,519,400.00 



18,693,032.04 
1,519,400.00 

1,619,264.69 
(1,480,025.21) 
451,317.84 
631,964.61 
427,230.34 
80,790.59 
744,564.42 
355,301.38 
751,679.93 

7,354,524.66 7,354,524.66 



Total Assets 



11,439,336.62 6,827,118.06 59,616.52 5,468,449.43 7,354,524.66 31,149,045.29 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 898,192.83 

Warrants Payable - Health Group Deposit 

Deferred Revenue: 

General Property Taxes 1,619,264.69 

Other Accounts Receivable 2,428,907.88 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 36,456.68 
Incurred Claims - Health Insurance 
Health Group Deposit 



294,499.23 



1,013,941.23 



47,548.44 
1,220,215.60 



7,354,524.66 



299,184.40 



1,240,240.50 
1,220,215.60 

1,619,264.69 
3,442,849.11 
7,354,524.66 
36,456.68 

299,184.40 



Total Liabilities 



4,982,822.08 1,308,440.46 



0.00 1,566,948.44 7,354,524.66 15,212,735,64 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



930,030.04 



5,526,484.50 



0.00 

4,787,624.60 
731,053.00 

0.00 59,616.52 



3,871,500.99 
30,000.00 
0.00 



930,030.04 
8,659,125.59 

761,053.00 
5,586,101.02 



Total Fund Balance 



6,456,514.54 5,518,677.60 59,616.52 3,901,500.99 



0.00 15,936,309.65 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 



11,439,336.62 6,827,118.06 59,616.52 5,468,449.43 7,354,524.66 31,149,045.29 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 2009 



1. Definition of Reporting Entity 

The Town of Wilmington is incorporated as a municipality in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. It is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen and an open Town Meeting. 
The Board of Selectmen appoint a Town Manager who in accordance with Chapter 592 of 
1950, serves as chief fiscal and administrative officer of the town. Other town officials are 
appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager. Generally Accepted 
Accounting Principles (GAAP) requires that the accompanying general purpose financial 
statements present the Town of Wilmington (the primary government) and its component 
units. Component units are included in the Town's reporting entity if their operational and 
financial relationships with the Town are significant. Pursuant to this criteria, the following 
entities have been excluded from the accompanying general purpose financial statements: 

Wilmington Housing Authority - provides housing for the elderly as well as 
subsidizing low income housing units. 

Middlesex Regional Retirement System - provides county government and various 
services for member communities. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School District - provides 
education services for member communities. 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority - provides sewage disposal services. 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the town of Wilmington conform to 
generally accepted accounting principles for local governmental units except as indicated in 
Note 3. The following is a summary of the significant accounting policies: 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds and one account group in 
order to comply with the limitations and restrictions placed on both the resources 
made available to the town and the services provided. The various funds are grouped 
in the financial statements in this report into five generic fund types as follows: 

Governmental Funds 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating fund of the town. It is used 
to account for all financial resources except those required to be accounted for in 
another fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to account for the proceeds of 
specific revenue resources (other than expendable trust or major capital projects) 
that are legally restricted to expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to account for financial 
resources to be used for the acquisition or construction of major capital facilities or 
equipment. 

Fiduciary Funds 

Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to account for assets held 
by the town in a trustee capacity or as an agent for individuals, private 
organizations, other governments and/or other funds. These include expendable 
trust, non-expendable trust and agency funds. Non-expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in a manner that permits the periodic measurements of revenues 
earned, expenses incurred and/or net income in order to demonstrate maintenance of 
capital. Expendable trust funds are accounted for in essentially the same manner as 
governmental funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal liabilities) 
and do not involve measurement of results of operations. 



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ACCOUNT GROUP 



Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities expected to be financed from 
governmental funds are accumulated in the general long-term debt group of 
accounts. This account group is not a fund. It is only concerned with the 
measurement of financial position and, therefore, is not involved with a 
measurement of the results from any operations. 

B. Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared principally on the 
modified accrual basis of accounting. This method recognizes revenues when they 
become measurable and available. Expenses are recognized under this method as 
they are incurred. 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they become available. 
Available means then due or past due and receivable within the current period or 
expected to be collected soon enough thereafter to be used to pay liabilities of the 
current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when cash is received. 

In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to intergovernmental revenues, the 
legal and contractual requirements of the numerous individual programs are used as 
guidance. There are, however, essentially two types of these revenues. In one, 
moneys must be expended on the specific purpose or project before any amounts will 
be paid to the town. Therefore, revenues are recognized based upon the expenditures 
recorded. In the other, moneys are virtually unrestricted as to purpose of 
expenditure and are usually revocable only for failure to comply with prescribed 
compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as revenues at the time of 
receipt or earlier if the susceptible to accrual criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a cash disbursement basis. 
In addition, as required by Massachusetts General Laws, disbursements made 
during the fifteen days immediately following the close of each fiscal year and which 
pertain to the prior year are recorded as warrants payable and expenses as of June 
30th. 

Purchase orders and other contractual obligations outstanding at June 30th related 
to annual operating expenses are recorded as encumbrances and, accordingly, as a 
reservation of fund balances at that date. 

Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that is measurable but not 
available has been classified as deferred revenue on June 30th. 

Encumbrances - Encumbrance accounting under which purchase orders, contracts 
and other commitments for the expenditure of funds are recorded in order to reserve 
that portion of the applicable appropriation, is employed in governmental funds. 
Open encumbrances at year-end are reported as reservations of fund balances. 
Encumbrances do not constitute expenditures or liabilities. 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are recorded as expenditures 
when purchased (purchase method). 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as expenditures in 
applicable governmental funds. The town does not capitalize the cost of general fixed 
assets in a general fixed asset account group, which is consistent with the practice of 
many municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

C. Total Columns 

Total columns on the combined statements are captioned Memorandum Only to 
indicate that they are presented only to facilitate financial analysis. Data in these 
columns do not present financial position, results of operations or changes in 
financial position in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. Such 
data is not comparable to a consolidation since interfund eliminations have not been 
made. 



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D. Retirement System 

The Town contributes to the Middlesex Regional Retirement System, a single 
employer plan, established under Chapter 32 of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Substantially all full-time and some part-time 
employees of the town except teachers and certain administrative personnel 
employed by the School Department participate in the system. Benefits paid under 
the plan, referred to as retirement allowance, include both an annuity portion, 
funded principally from amounts contributed by the participants, and a pension 
portion funded by the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their compensation annually, 
determined by their date of employment. The employer contribution by the town as 
determined by the County's actuarial valuation normal cost plus the amortization of 
the original unfunded actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School Department participate 
in a contributory retirement plan administered by the Massachusetts Teachers 
Retirement Board. Contributions to this plan are made entirely by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and therefore, the town does not contribute to the 
plan. 

3. Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on the basis of 
accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of 
Revenue. These practices differed in many significant respects from G.A.A.P. 

During 1981, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform municipal 
accounting system entitled Uniform Municipal Accounting System. The departures from 
G.A.A.P. under this revised system have been significantly narrowed. The town has adopted 
a modified Uniform Municipal Accounting System for its financial statements. 

The significant departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principals included in the 
town of Wilmington's financial statements are: 

A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with Chapter 32 of the Laws of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see note ID). 

B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at the time purchases 
is made rather than being capitalized in a general fixed asset group of accounts. 

C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as expenditures rather 
than assets at time of purchase. 

4. Budgetary Accounting 

An annual budget is legally adopted for the General Fund. All financial orders are initiated 
or recommended at Town meetings. Expenditures are limited to the line items as voted at 
the Town meetings. Department heads may not transfer, without approval, appropriation 
balances from one expenditure account to another within their department or budget. These 
along with transfers or unencumbered appropriation balances between departments or 
agencies must be approved at Town Meetings. 

5. Long-term Debt 

State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a limit of 5% of its equalized 
valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this state law is designated as being inside the 
debt limit. In addition, however, a town may authorize debt in excess of that limit for 
specific purposes. Such debt when issued is designated as being outside the debt limit. The 
following summarized the annual debt service requirements as of June 30, 2009. 

General Obligation Bonds 

Principal Interest Total 

Outstanding June 30, 2008 $ 10,546,240 $ 1,059,554 $ 11,605,794 

Retirements $ 3,517,080 $ 529.902 $ 4.046.982 

Outstanding June 30, 2009 $ 7,029,160 $ 529,652 $ 7,558,812 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 
AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 

Fiduciary 











Fund Types 


Total 






Special 


Capital 


Expendable 


(Memorandum 




General 


Revenue 


Projects 


1 rust 


unly) 


REVENUES: 












General Property Taxes 


51,015.204.20 








51,015,204.20 


Tax Liens 


205.598.11 


195,799.39 






401.397.50 


Special Assessments 


72.664.98 


52,080.17 






124.745.15 


Excise 


2.929.049.84 








2,929.049.84 


Penalties 


230.971.41 








230.971.41 


Licenses and Permits 


669,007.60 






34,913.45 


703,921.05 


Intergovernmental 


14.364.868.92 


4,086,359.26 




824.25 


18,452,052.43 


Charges for Services 


2.432.094.82 


6,771,715.79 




618,993.56 


9.822,804.17 


Fines 


132,648.48 








132,648.48 


Fees 


55,693.49 








55,693.49 


Interest Earnings 


277,983.62 


2,080.70 




(11.318.13) 


268,746.19 


Appropriation Refunds 


104.52 


43,793.00 




208,979.44 


252,876.96 


Gifts 




194,556.31 




2,608,404,90 


2,802,961.21 


Other 


1,178,893.67 


988,442.76 




555,269.00 


2,722,605.43 


Total Revenues 


73,564.783.66 


12.334.827.38 


0.00 


4,016,066.47 


89,915,677.51 


EXPENDITURES: 












General Government 


1,829.400.24 


1,073,172.47 




177,664.49 


3,080,237.20 


Public Safety 


7,586,396.80 


184,009.41 




542,648,36 


8,313,054,57 


Human Services 


1,162,415.07 


103,308.78 




15,300,51 


1,281,024.36 


Public Works 


5,738,912.81 


2.857.197.12 




18.900.00 


8,615,009,93 


Community Development 


719,627.26 


87.522.40 






807,149,66 


Building Maintenance 


4,613,979.24 


3,772.62 




70,888,19 


4,688,640,05 


Education 


32,464,736.02 


4,762,400.29 




480,997,72 


37,708,134,03 


Recreation 


113,051.97 


668,500.71 






781,552,68 


Veterans' Services 


.306,508.34 








306,508,34 


Debt and Interest 


4,048.481.50 








4,048,481,50 


Unclassified 


1,331.397.54 


19,727.60 




8,402,059.80 


9,753,184.94 


Statutor>' Charges 


5.964.115.00 








5,964,115.00 


Capital Outlay 


937,075.78 


1,316,260.96 






2.253,336.74 


Warrant Articles 


179,457.66 








179,457.66 


Total Expenditures 


66,995,555.23 


11,075,872.36 


0.00 


9,708,459.07 


87,779,886.66 


Excess (deficiency) of 












Revenues over Expenditures 


6,569,228.43 


1,258,955.02 


0.00 


(5,692.392.60) 


2.135,790.85 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 












Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 












Operating Transfers In 


723,583.00 


50,000.00 




6,770,691.95 


7,544,274.95 


Operating Transfers Out 


(6.770,691.95) 


(733,583.00) 




(40,000,00) 


(7,544,274.95) 



Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) (6,047,108.95) (683,583.00) 0.00 6,730,691.95 0.00 



Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 

over Expenditures and Other Uses 522.119.48 575,372.02 0.00 1,038,299.35 2,135,790.85 



Fund Balance July 1, 2008 6,250,068.65 4,943,,305.58 59,616.52 2,863,201.64 14,116,192.39 
Increa.se in Provision for 

Abatements and Exemptions (315,673.59) (315,673.59) 

Fund Balance June 30, 2009 6,456,514.54 5,518,677.60 59,616.52 3,901,500.99 15,936,309.65 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



Assets 



Grants 



Gifts 



Reserved for 
Appropriation 



Revolving 



Water 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 



Cash 

Cash - Health Group Deposit 
Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



(9,140.50) 261,029.27 



177,695.86 1,696,592.63 3,686,999.57 5,813,176.83 



751,679.93 



262,261.30 



262,261.30 
751,679.93 



Total Assets 



742,539.43 261,029.27 



177,695.86 1,696,592.63 3,949,260.87 6,827,118.06 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 174,813.55 
Warrants Payable - Health Group Deposit 
Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 

Other Accounts Receivable 751,679.93 
Notes Payable 
Payroll Withholdings 
Incurred Claims - Health Insurance 
Health Group Deposit 



814.00 



500.00 



56,713.03 



61,658.65 



294,499.23 



262,261.30 1,013,941.23 



Total Liabilities 



926,493.48 



814.00 



500.00 



56,713.03 323,919.95 1,308,440.46 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



(183,954.05) 260,215.27 



0.00 



0.00 



157,195.86 1,639,879.60 2,914,287.92 
20,000.00 711,053.00 
0.00 0.00 0.00 



0.00 

4,787,624.60 
731,053.00 
0.00 



Total Fund Balance 



(183,954.05) 260,215.27 



177,195.86 1,639,879.60 3,625,340.92 5,518,677.60 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 742,539.43 261,029.27 



177,695.86 1,696,592.63 3,949,260.87 6,827,118.06 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



REVENUES 
General Property Taxes 
Tax Liens 

Special Assessments 

Excise 

Penalties 

Licenses and Permits 

Intergovernmental 

Charges for Ser%'ices 

Fines 

Fees 

Interest Earnings 
Appropriation Refunds 
Gifts 
Other 


Grdnts 

3,844.072.74 

2,457.34 
14.085.75 


ijrlltS 

114.228.19 


Reserved for 
Appropriation 

(376.64) 
33.169.83 


Revolving 
r Unas 

52,080.17 

242,286.52 
3,244,461.93 

80,328.12 
73,401.30 


Water 
195,799.39 

3,527,253.86 

43,793.00 
867,785.88 


Total 

195,799.39 
52,080.17 

4,086,359.26 
6,771.715.79 

2,080.70 
43,793.00 
194,556.31 
988,442.76 


Total Revenues 


3,860,615.83 


114.228.19 


32.793.19 


3,692,558.04 


4.634.632.13 


12,334,827.38 


EXPENDITURES: 
General Government 
Public Safety 
Human Services 
Pubhc Works 
Communit>' Development 
Building Maintenance 
Education 
Recreation 
Veterans' Ser\'ices 
Debt and Interest 
Unclassified 
Statutory Charges 
Capital Outlay 
Warrant Articles 


1,051,743.60 
181.886.79 
58.126.26 
655.437.13 
83.252.71 

2,208,849.62 

19.727.60 


1.354.22 
2,122.62 
24,318.93 
87,216.00 
4,269.69 


500.00 


20,074.65 

20,863.59 
25,850.18 

3.772.62 
2,553,550.67 
668,500.71 


2.088.193.81 
1,316,260.96 


1,073,172.47 
184,009.41 
103,308.78 
2,857,197.12 
87,522.40 
3.772.62 
4.762.400.29 
668,500.71 

19,727.60 
1,316,260.96 


Total Expenditures 


4.259,023.71 


119,281.46 


500.00 


3,292,612.42 


3,404,454.77 


11,075,872.36 


Excess (deficiency) of 
Revenues over Expenditures 


(398,407.88) 


(5,053.27) 


32.293.19 


399,945.62 


1,230,177.36 


1.258,955.02 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES) 
Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 
Operating Transfers In 
Operating Transfers Out 


50,000.00 




(20.000.00) 


(50,000.00) 


(663,583.00) 


50,000.00 
(733,583.00) 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 


50.000.00 


0.00 


(20.000.00) 


(50,000.00) 


(663,583.00) 


(683,583.00) 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 
over Expenditures and Other Uses 


(348,407.88) 


(5,053.27) 


12.293.19 


349,945.62 


566,594.36 


575,372.02 


Fund Balance July 1. 2008 


164,453.83 


265,268.54 


164,902.67 


1,289,933.98 


3,058,746.56 


4,943,305.58 


Increase in Provision for 
Abatements and Exemptions 














Fund Balance June 30, 2009 


(183,954.05) 


260.215.27 


177,195.86 


1,639,879.60 


3.625,340.92 


5,518,677.60 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2009 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 



C. FWD TO FY 09 
FROM FY 08 



TRANSFER & 
APPROPRIATION 
FISCAL 2009 



EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2009 



C.FWD TO 10 
FROM FY 09 



CLOSE 
FISCAL 2009 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 

Selectmen 

Selectmen 

Selectmen 



Stipend 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 



0.00 

0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



4,200.00 
14,260.00 

6.000.00 
24,460.00 



4,200.00 
14,115.18 

5.701.16 
24,016.34 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 
144.82 
298.84 



0.00 



443.66 



Elections 
Elections 
Elections 



Salaries 

Constable 

Expenses 



0.00 
0.00 

0.00 



0.00 



27,724.00 
175.00 
9.085.00 
36,984.00 



22,853.00 
175.00 
8.879.78 
31,907.78 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



4,871.00 
0.00 
205.22 



0.00 



5,076.22 



Registrars 
Registrars 



Salaries 
Expenses 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



1,875.00 
6.150.00 



8,025.00 



1,875.00 
5,104.99 



6,979.99 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



0.00 
1.045.01 



1,045.01 



Finance Comm. 
Finance Comm. 



Salaries 
Expenses 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



1,330.00 
8.025.00 



9,355.00 



877.93 
7.043.00 



7,920.93 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



452.07 
982.00 



1,434.07 



Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 



Sal-Town Manager 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 



0.00 
0.00 

32,362.71 
0.00 

32,362.71 



126,550.03 
285,020.88 
72,228.00 
2.200.00 
485,998.91 



126,550.03 
285,020.88 
71,811.95 
2.161.73 
485,544.59 



0.00 

0.00 
5,861.00 
0.00 



15,861.00 



0.00 
0.00 

16,917.76 
38.27 

16,956.03 



Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 



Sal-Town Accountant 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 



0.00 
0.00 
19.623.61 
19,623.61 



98,963.37 
219,048.55 
2,560.00 
320,571.92 



98,963.37 
219,048.55 
3.350.12 
321,362.04 



0.00 
0.00 

18,833.49 
18,833.49 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



Treas/CoUector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 



Sal-Treasurer/Collector 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 

Amt. Cert. Coll. Tax Title 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



63,946.00 
131,945.00 
22,100.00 
20.000.00 
237,991.00 



61,207.80 
131,298.21 

17,283.48 
5.179.00 
214,968.49 



0.00 

0.00 
1,017.96 
7.000.00 



2,738.20 
646.79 
3,798.56 
7.821.00 



8,017.96 



15,004.55 



Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 



Sal-Town Clerk 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



65,625.30 
104,280.46 
3,475.00 
173,380.76 



65,625.30 
104,280.46 
3,228.32 
173,134.08 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 
0.00 
246.68 



0.00 



246.68 



Assessors 
Assessors 
Assessors 



Sal-Prin. Assessor 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 



0.00 
0,00 
21.597.39 
21,597.39 



96,312.13 
86,910.00 
167.274.00 
350,496.13 



96,312.13 
82,329.45 
166,899.64 
345,541.22 



0.00 
0.00 
21,971.75 
21,971.75 



0.00 
4,580.55 
0.00 



4,580.55 



Town Counsel 
Town Counsel 



Contractual Services 
Expenses 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



212,500.00 
7.500.00 
220,000.00 



212,499.96 
5,524.82 
218,024.78 



0.00 

0.00 



0.00 



0.04 
1.975.18 



1,975.22 



Permanent Bid Com 
Permanent Bid Com 

General Government Subtotal 



Salaries 
Expenses 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



73,583.71 



450.00 
0.00 



450.00 



1,867,712.72 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



1,829,400.24 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



64,684.20 



450.00 
0.00 



450.00 



47,211.99 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30. 2009 



C FWD TO FY 09 

FI'NCTI0N/ACTI\1TY FROM FY 08 



PI BUC SAFETY': 



Police 


Sal 


■Chief 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. 


■Deputy Chief 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. 


■Lieutenants 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. 


-Sergeants 


0.00 


Police 


Sal 


■Patrolmen 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. 


-Clerical 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. 


■Fill In Costs 


oZo.bZ 


Police 


Sal. 


■Pd Holidays 


U.UU 


Police 


Sal. 


-Specialist 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. 


-Incentive 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. 


■Night Diff 


U.UU 


Police 


Sick Leave Buyback 


U.UU 


Police 


Expenses 


OA ao c c 
.10. boo. 55 








30,967.17 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


■Chief 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


■Deputy Chief 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


-Lieutenants 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


-Privates 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


-Clerk 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


-Part Time 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


-Overtime Costs 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


-Pd. Holidays 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


-Incentive/EMT 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. 


■Fire Alarm 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Expenses 


2,846.22 


Fire Dept. 


Furnish & Equip. 


3.982.00 








6,828.22 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Full Time 


0.00 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Overtime 


0.00 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Expenses 


0.00 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 








0.00 


Animal Control 


Salaries 


0.00 


Animal Control 


Expenses 


0.00 








0.00 


Public Safety Subtotal 






37.795.39 



TRANSFER & 



APPROPRIATION 

r AJj .^009 


EXPENDITURES 

r IbL-AX/ ZOOv 


C, FWD TO 10 

r KUM r Y 09 


CLOSE 
r IbOAL 2009 


lUo.o / y.4y 




00 


0.00 


88,105.77 


88,105.77 


000 


0,00 


245,932.35 


245,932.35 


000 


0,00 


369,830.13 


369,830.13 


0,00 


0.00 


1,874,234.21 


1,874,234.21 


0.00 


0,00 


91.814.91 


91,814.91 


0,00 


0,00 


395,000.00 


380,713.09 


00 


14,615,53 


105,589.00 


86,472.18 


0,00 


19,116.82 


12.350.00 


11,925.00 


0,00 


425.00 


386,756.00 


380,454.36 


0,00 


6,301.64 


44,616.00 


39,592.80 


0,00 


5,023.20 


27,538.00 


24,235.23 


0,00 


3.302.77 


234.796.00 


242,622.06 


4,015.90 


18.796.59 


3,983,441.86 


3,942,811.58 


4,015.90 


67,581.55 






U.UU 


U.UU 


75,771.55 


75,771.55 


0.00 


0,00 


415,209.90 


415,209.90 


0.00 


0,00 


1,786,031.23 


1,786,031,23 


0.00 


0.00 


48,812.42 


48,812,42 


0.00 


0.00 


16,250.00 


13,425.00 


0.00 


2,825.00 


OTT OQT OA 

377,007.30 


OTT OQT OA 

377,387.00 


0,00 


0.00 


123,905.26 


123,905.26 


0.00 


0,00 


12,095.62 


12,095.62 


0,00 


0.00 


14,420.00 


8,943.55 


0,00 


5,476.45 


33, 196.00 


25,043.90 


0,00 


8, 152. 10 


1 12,376.00 


103,959. 18 


1 ortA on 

1,229,87 


1 A AO O 1 T 

10,000. 17 


0.00 


3,900.00 


0.00 


82.00 


3,122,593.74 


3,101,623.37 


1,229.87 


26,568.72 


469,687.00 


4.56, .30 1.05 


0,00 


13,385.95 


46,000.00 


31,590.09 


0,00 


14,409,91 


24,200.00 


13,749.70 


284.94 


10,165,36 


4.000.00 


3.241.49 


0.00 


758.51 


543,887.00 


504,882.33 


284.94 


38,719.73 


35,496.00 


35,496.00 


0,00 


0,00 


2.325,00 


1.. 583. 52 


0.00 


741,48 


37.821,00 


37.079.52 


0.00 


741,48 


7,687,743.60 


7,586,396.80 


5,530.71 


133,611.48 



-24- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2009 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 09 
FROM FY 08 


APPROPRIATION 
FISCAL 2009 


EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2009 


C.FWD TO 10 
FROM FY 09 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2009 


PUBLIC WORKS: 














Engineering 


Salaries 


0.00 


198, 577. 00 


194,880.23 


0.00 


3,696.77 


Engineering 


Salaries Part Time 


0.00 


IZ, 160.00 


7,958.40 


0.00 


4,201.60 


Engineering 


Expenses 


0.00 


10,000.00 


8,716.91 


0.00 


1.283.09 


0.00 


220,737.00 


211,555.54 


0.00 


9,181.46 


Highway Division 


bal-U.r.W. t)Upt. 


0.00 


lUl, loo. DO 


101,153.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


1,179,047.92 


1,179,047.92 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint. Sal. 


0.00 


11,200.00 


7,276.00 


0.00 


3,924.00 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint. Exp. 


0.00 


1,000.00 


766.64 


0.00 


233.36 


Highway Division 


Expenses 


404.94 


324,705.00 


293,558.27 


769.88 


30,781.79 


Highway Division 


Road Machinery Exp. 


94L50 


80,000.00 


74,542.02 


0.00 


6,399.48 


Highway Division 


Fuel & Other 


0.00 


301,200.00 


298,662.37 


0.00 


2,537.63 


Highway Division 


Drainage Projects 


0.00 


55,000.00 


52,361.70 


0.00 


2,638.30 


Highway Division 


Public Street Lights 


0.00 


259,000.00 


241,548.10 


353.80 


17,098.10 


Highway Division 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


37,000.00 


36,976.62 


0.00 


23.38 


1,346.44 


2,349,306.60 


2,285,893.32 


1,123.68 


63,636.04 


Snow & Ice Control 


Salaries 


0.00 


232,240.00 


230,643.62 


0.00 


1,596.38 


Snow & Ice Control 


Expenses 


247.00 


557,740.00 


550,249.58 


1,870.00 


5,867.42 






247.00 


789,980.00 


780,893.20 


1,870.00 


7,463.80 


Highway Division 


Rubbish Collection 


64.891.83 


1,667,650.00 


1.598,215.46 


134,326.37 


0.00 




64,891.83 


1,667,650.00 


1,598,215.46 


134,326.37 


0.00 


Tree Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


178,264.04 


178,264.04 


0.00 


0.00 


Tree Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


11,500.00 


8,913.83 


0.00 


2,586.17 




0.00 


189,764.04 


187,177.87 


0.00 


2,586.17 


Parks & Grounds Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


360,039.36 


360,039.36 


0.00 


0.00 


Parks & Grounds Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


43.000.00 


42,748.56 


22.50 


228.94 




0.00 


403,039.36 


402,787.92 


22.50 


228.94 


Cemetery Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


146,811.00 


146,348.48 


0.00 


462.52 


Cemetery Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


17,750.00 


17.673.18 


0.00 


76.82 




0.00 


164,561.00 


164,021.66 


0.00 


539.34 


Sewer 


Salaries 


0.00 


71,160.56 


71,160.56 


0.00 


0.00 


Sewer 


Expenses 


39,397.21 


76,530.00 


37.207.28 


39,744.31 


38.975.62 


Sewer Subtotal 




39,397.21 


147,690.56 


108,367.84 


39,744.31 


38,975.62 


Total Public Works 




105,882.48 


5,932,728.56 


5,738,912.81 


177,086.86 


122,611.37 



-25- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2009 



TRANSFER & 



FINCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 09 
FROM F\' 08 


APPROPRIATION 
FISCAL 2009 


EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2009 


C.FWD TO 10 
FROM FY 09 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2009 


coM\a'Ni'n' de\t:lopment: 














Board of Health 


Sal-Director 


000 


91,855.60 


91,855.60 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


123.549.00 


117,772.82 




5,776.18 


Board 01 Health 


Expenses 


187.94 


9,980.00 


10, 167.94 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Mental Health 


0.00 


35,000.00 


35,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


350.00 


131.44 


0.00 


218.56 




187.94 


260,734.60 


254,927.80 


0.00 


5,994.74 


SealerAVts & Meas 


Salaries 


0.00 


5,166.00 


4,500.00 


0.00 


666.00 


oealer/Wts & Meas. 


Sm. Tools & Equip. 


0.00 


200.00 


0.00 


0.00 


200.00 




0.00 


5,366.00 


4,500.00 


0.00 


866.00 


Planning/Conserv. 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


76,321.27 


76,321.27 


0.00 


0.00 


Planning/Co nserv. 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


208,617.00 


206,724,88 


0.00 


1,892.12 


Planning/Conserv. 


Expenses 


828.72 


10,175.00 


6,083.45 


0.00 


4,920.27 


Planning/Conserv. 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


1.500.00 


817.00 


0.00 


683.00 




828.72 


296,613.27 


289,946.60 


0.00 


7,495.39 


BIdg Inspector 


Sal-Bldg Inspector 


0.00 


74,067.00 


66,410.34 


0.00 


7,656.66 


BIdg Inspector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


106,227.00 


99,353.75 


0.00 


6,873.25 


Bldg. Inspector 


Expenses 


79.52 


4,705.00 


4,161.77 


226.95 


395.80 


BIdg. Inspector 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


1.200.00 


327.00 


0.00 


873.00 




79.52 


186.199.00 


170,252.86 


226.95 


15,798,71 


Community Development Subtotal 




1,096.18 


748,912.87 


719,627.26 


226.95 


30,154.84 


PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 














Public Buildings 


Sal-Super. 


0.00 


129,368.01 


129,368.01 


0.00 


(0.00) 


Public Buildings 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


2,204,486.32 


2,164,944.32 


37,000.00 


2,542.00 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-Town BIdg 


1,946.34 


170,000.00 


166,737.15 


5,209.19 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Electric-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


209,000.00 


208,943.40 


0.00 


56.60 


Public Buildings 


Utilities-Town Bldgs. 


0.00 


110,000.00 


93,760.02 


2,562.35 


13,677.63 


Public Buildings 


Expenses School BIdg 


0.00 


200.000.00 


199,727.14 


215.22 


57.64 


Public Buildings 


Training & Conference 


0.00 


385 00 


384.92 


0.00 


0.08 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


62,661.68 


1,495,900.00 


1,5.56,831.38 


0.00 


1,730.30 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


0.00 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


000 


0,00 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


0.00 


36,000.00 


26,607.77 


0.00 


9,392.23 


Public Buildings 


HVAC Repairs 


0.00 


65.000.00 


61.675.13 


0.00 


3.324.87 


64.608.02 


4,625,139.33 


4.613.979.24 


44,986.76 


30.781.35 


Public Buildings Subtotal 




64,608.02 


4,625,139.33 


4,613,979.24 


44,986.76 


30,781.35 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2009 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 

HUMAN SERVICES: 
Veterans 
Veterans 
Veterans 

Library 
Library 
Library 
Library 
Library 

Recreation 
Recreation 
Recreation 

Elderly Services 
Elderly Services 
Elderly Services 

Historical Comm. 
Historical Comm. 
Historical Comm. 

Human Services Subtotal 

EDUCATION: 
School Dept. 
School Dept. 

Regional Vocational 
Education Subtotal 



TRANSFER & 

C. FWD TO FY 09 APPROPRIATION EXPENDITURES C.FWD TO 10 CLOSE 
FROM FY 08 FISCAL 2009 FISCAL 2009 FROM FY 09 FISCAL 2009 



Salary 0.00 49,499.17 49,499.17 0.00 00 

Expenses 0.00 1,600.00 303.78 0.00 1,296.22 

Assistance OOO 260.000.00 256.705.39 OOO 3.294.61 

0.00 311,099.17 306,508.34 0.00 4,590.83 

Salary-Director 0.00 79,083.99 79,083.99 0.00 0.00 

Salaries-Other 0.00 664,386.00 661,973.57 0.00 2,412.43 

Expenses 0.00 145,461.00 145,163.55 0.00 297.45 

M.V.L.C. 0.00 32,947.00 32,947.00 0.00 0.00 

Furnish & Equip. OOO 14.215.00 14.215.00 OOO OOO 

0.00 936,092.99 933,383.11 0.00 2,709.88 

Salary-Director 0.00 63,742.47 63,742.47 0.00 0.00 

Salaries-Other 0.00 42,887.47 42,887.47 0.00 0.00 

Expenses OOO 6.500.00 6.422.03 OOO 77.97 

0.00 113,129.94 113,051.97 0.00 77.97 

Salary-Director 0.00 63,742.47 63,742.47 0.00 0.00 

Salaries-Other 0.00 108,172.00 101,458.39 0.00 6,713.61 

Expenses OOO 37.767.00 36.899.15 146.60 721.25 

0.00 209,681.47 202,100.01 146.60 7,434.86 

Salaries 0.00 20,604.00 19,945.54 0.00 658.46 

Expenses 1,455.54 6,750.00 4,986.41 3,219.13 0.00 

Furnish & Equip. 2.000.00 OOO 2,000.00 OOO 0.00 

3.455.54 27.354.00 26,931.95 3.219.13 658.46 

3,455.54 1,597,357.57 1,581,975.38 3,365.73 15,472.00 



Salaries 0.00 23,024,914.53 22,778,705.98 246,208.55 0.00 

Expenses 446.209.08 6.234.690.00 6.530.899.08 OOO 150.000.00 

446,209.08 29,259,604.53 29,309,605.06 246,208.55 150,000.00 

Shawsheen Vocational OOQ 3.155.200.00 3,155.130.96 OOO 69.04 

QM 3.155.200.00 3.155.130.96 OOO 69.04 

446,209.08 32,414,804.53 32,464,736.02 246,208.55 150,069.04 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2009 



C. FWD TO Fi' 09 

FX?NCT10N/ACTI%Tn' FROM FY 08 

DEBT SERMCE; 



Debt & Interest 


Schools 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Gen Government 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Sewer 


0.00 


Debt & Interest 


Auth. Fees & Misc. 


0.00 

0.00 


Debt & Interest Subtotal 




0.00 


Insurance & Bonds 




0.00 


Employee Health & Life Insurance 




0.00 


Veterans' Retirement 




0.00 


Employ. Retire. Unused Sick Leave 




0.00 


Medicare Employers' Contr. 




0.00 


Salan.- Adj & Add Costs 




0.00 


Local Trans/Training Conf. 




0.00 


Out of State Travel 




0.00 


Computer Hdwe/Sftwe Maint. & Expenses 


29,742.38 


Annual Audit 




0.00 


Ambulance Billing 




0.00 


Town Report 
Professional & Technical 
Services 




0.00 

100,778.35 


Reserve Fund 




0.00 


Unclassified Subtotal 




130,520.73 


Current Year Overlay 




0.00 


Retirement Contributions 




0.00 


Offset Items 




0.00 


Mass Bay Trans Auth. 




0.00 


MAPC (Ch. 688 of 1963) 




0.00 


RMV Non- Renewal Surcharge 




0.00 


Metro Air Poll. Cont. Dist. 




0.00 


Mosquito Control Program 




0.00 


M W R A Sewer Assessment 




0.00 


Charter Schools 




0.00 


School Choice 




0.00 


Essex County Tech Institute 




0.00 


Statutory Charges Subtotal 




0,00 



TRANSFER & 



APPROPRIATION 
FISCAL 2009 


EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2009 


C. FWD TO 10 
FROM FY 09 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2009 


2,916,275.00 


2,916,275.00 


00 


000 


996,139.00 


996,139.00 


00 


0.00 


134,568.00 


134,567.50 


0.00 


0.50 


5.000.00 


1.500.00 


0.00 


3.500.00 


4.051.982.00 


4.048.481.50 


0.00 


3,500.50 


4.051,982.00 


4,048,481.50 


0.00 


3,500.50 


606,500.00 


515,030.49 


0.00 


91,469.51 


589,428.05 


0.00 


0.00 


589,428.05 


13,008,48 


13,008.48 


0.00 


0.00 


60,000.00 


53,043.86 


0.00 


6,956. 14 


485,000.00 


483,849,44 


0.00 


1,150.56 


12,354.87 


12,062.81 


0.00 


292.56 


5,500.00 


2,089.88 


0.00 


3,410. 12 


1,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,500.00 


185,000.00 


153,780.28 


60,962.10 


0.00 


20 000 00 


20,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


25 000 on 

£tij ,\J\J\J .\J\J 


2,'i 000 00 


0.00 


0.00 


10,000.00 


7,809.20 


0.00 


2,190.80 


75,000.00 


45,723.60 


130,054.75 


0.00 


216.000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


216.000.00 


2,304,291.40 


1,331,397.54 


191,016.85 


912,397.74 


700,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


3,588,132.00 


3,588,132.00 


0.00 


0.00 


46,014.00 


0.00 


000 


46,014.00 


446,441.00 


433,811.00 


0.00 


12,630.00 


6,345.00 


6,309.00 


0.00 


36.00 


16,060.00 


13,540.00 


0.00 


2,520 00 


6,475,00 


6,543.00 


0.00 


(68.00) 


48,126.00 


47,847.00 


0.00 


279.00 


1,787,470.00 


1,768,207.00 


0.00 


19,263.00 


39,410.00 


66,984.00 


0.00 


(27,574.00) 


17,500.00 


20,665.00 


0.00 


(3,165.00) 


13.063 00 


12,077.00 


0.00 


986.00 


6,715,036.00 


5,964,115.00 


0.00 


750,921.00 



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V 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END JUNE 30, 2009 



TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. FWD TO FY 09 
FROM FY 08 


APPROPRIATION 
FISCAL 2009 


EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 2009 


C.FWD TO 10 
FROM FY 09 


CLOSE 
FISCAL 2009 


Unclassified 


MemoriaWets Day 


0.00 


6,000.00 


2,741.36 


0.00 


3,258.64 


Unclassified 


Lease of Quarters 


0.00 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Design-Main St Sewer 


0.00 


122,600.00 


85,820.00 


36,780.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Storm Water Mgmt Plan 


13,649.90 


0.00 


0.00 


13,649.90 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Senior Tax Rebate Prog. 


5,204.49 


15,360.00 


11,558.00 


1,500.00 


7,506.49 


Unclassified 


Site Cleanup Abigail Island 


3,820.53 


0.00 


3,237.15 


0.00 


583.38 


Unclassified 


Facility Needs Study 


58,761.67 


0.00 


44.44 


58,717.23 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Drainage Master Plan#l 


77,111.41 


0.00 


74.556.71 


2,554.70 


0.00 


Warrant Articles Subtotal 


158,548.00 


145,460.00 


179,457.66 


113,201.83 


11,348.51 



Police 


Cruisers 


Police 


Communications System 


Fire 


Pickup Trucks 


Public Works 


Library Parking Lot Improve 


Public Works 


Construction/Maint Vehicles 


Public Works 


Cemetery Expansion 


School 


Vans 


Public Buildings 


Library Ceiling/Lighting 


School 


Burner Replacement 


School 


Roof Repairs 



Capital Outlay Subtotal 
GRAND TOTAL 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 

45,769.63 
0.00 

39,512.56 
0.00 
0.00 

11,000.00 

70.409.00 
166.69L19 
,188,390.32 



144,700.00 
102,438.00 
40,000.00 
0.00 
474,000.00 
0.00 
40,000.00 
55,000.00 
0.00 

0.00 

856,13800 
68,947,306.58 



144,700.00 
102,053.79 
40,000.00 
45,769.63 
472,598.40 
0.00 
39,754.00 
25,069.96 
0,00 
67,130.00 
937,075.78 
66,995,555.23 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 

39,512.56 
0.00 

29,930.04 

11,000.00 
3,279.00 

83,721.60 
930,030.04 



0.00 
384.21 
0.00 
0.00 
1,401.60 
0.00 
246.00 
0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



2.031.81 



2,210,111.63 




Runners await the start of the 
Happy Birthday Road Race 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



REVENUES: 



Actual Fiscal 
2007 



Actual Fiscal 
2008 



Actual Fiscal 
2009 



Water Receivables Rates 

Water Receivables Services 

Water Receivables Industrial 

Water Receivables Connections 

Water Receivables Fire Protection 

W^ater Receivables Cross Connections 

Water Liens 

Miscellaneous 

Reimbursements 

Total Revenue 

Operating Costs 
Total Operating Costs 

Excess Revenues over Operating Costs 

Transfer to General Fund for Debt Service, 
Employees Benefits and Allocated Charges 

Excess of Expenditures and 
Transfers over Revenues 

Total Fund Balance - Beginning 

Total Fund Balance - Ending 



3,067,949.93 
12,217.88 
17,182.69 
49,528.95 
54,057.26 
29,995.00 
125,591.94 
4,418,212.56 
4.829.05 


3,333,286.83 
23,682.75 
27,905.40 
76,041.06 
447,068.50 
32,427.50 
151,592.83 
69,994.78 
0.00 


3,050,637.87 
20,178.88 
20,323.62 
81,750.91 

321,705.07 
29,427.59 

195,799.39 
56,096.68 

858,712.12 


7,779,565.26 


4,161,999.65 


4,634,632.13 


4.135.190.05 
4,135,190.05 


5.400,466.12 
5,400,466.12 


3,404,454.77 
3,404,454.77 


3,644,375.21 


(1,238,466.47) 


1,230,177.36 


610.580.00 


648.778.00 


663.583.00 


3,033,795.21 


(1,887,244.47) 


566,594.36 


1,912,195.82 


4,945,991.03 


3,058,746.56 


4,945,991.03 


3,058,746.56 


3,625,340.92 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINING STATEMENTS OF REVENUES, 
EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009 



Total 

Main Street Middle School Public Safety High School (Memorandum 
Sewer Project Building Renovation Only) 



Town Meeting Dates 



4/22/89 



4/26/97 



4/26/97 



4/21/01 



Initial Project Authorization 



747,000 



24,300,000 



7,986,000 



975,000 



34,088,000 



REVENUES: 
Intergovernmental 
Total Revenue 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



EXPENDITURES: 
Capital Outlay 
Total Expenditures 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



Excess of revenues over/under expenditures 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



Other Financial Sources (uses): 
Retirement of Bond Anticipation Notes 
Proceeds of General Obhgation Bonds & Notes 
Operating Transfers 
Other Financial Sources/Uses 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



0.00 
0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



Excess of revenues and other sources 
over (under) expenditures and other 
uses 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



FUND BALANCE JULY 1, 2008 



56,000.60 



0.00 



3,615.92 



0.00 



59,616.52 



FUND BALANCE JUNE 30, 2009 



56.000.60 



JLflQ 



3.615.92 



0.00 



59.616.52 



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DESCRIPTION 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
SCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2009 

ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL 
YEAR YEAR PRINCIPAL OUTSTANDING BOND PRINCIPAL OUTSTANDING 

ISSUE DUE RATE AMOUNT JUNE 30, 2008 ADDITIONS RETIREMENTS JUNE 30, 2009 



INSIDE DEBT U\UT 



Comprehensive 
Middle School 



06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 24,300,000 



High School Renovation 06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 975,000 
Public Safety BuUding 06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 5,986,000 
PubUc Safety Building 06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 2,000,000 



06/2001 06/2011 4.5-5.0 



General Government 

Land Purchase 12/2005 06/2011 3.9 



Main Street Sewer 
Project 



MWHA CoOateral 

Agreement 02/2003 02/2011 

TOTAL INSIDE DEBT UMIT 



985,000 



119,350 



7,306,500 
292,500 

1,786,000 
600,000 
201,000 
285,000 

75.240 



34,365,350 10,546,240 



2,432,500 
97,500 
600,000 
200,000 
67,000 
95,000 

25.080 
3,517,080 



4,874,000 
195,000 

1,186,000 
400,000 
134,000 
190,000 

50.160 
7,029,160 




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the Veterans' Services Department 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 



It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the operations, activities and 
accomphshments of the Wilmington Fire Department for the year 2009. Fire Fighters Richard J. 
Hughes and Robert W. Varey, Jr. retired from the Fire Department. 

The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, six Lieutenants, thirty Fire Fighters, one full- 
time clerk and one part-time clerk. The following roster is provided: 

Fire Chief 

Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 



Deputy Fire Chief 

Edmund J. Corcoran, III 



Lieutenants 

John Brown, Jr. 
Gary J. Donovan 
Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. 
Richard T. McCleUan 
Joseph T. McMahon 
Gary P. Robichaud 



Clerks 

Linda K. DeMole 
Isabel E. Raschella - Part-Time 




Chairman Michael Newhouse 
offers citations and 
congratulations to Richard 
Hughes and Robert Varey 
upon their retirement 




Anthony J. Adamczyk 
Brian D. Anderson 
George A. Anderson, Jr. 
Thomas C. CaseUa 
WiUiam F. Cavanaugh 
Thomas W. Ceres 
Walter R. Daley 
David R. Feyler 
Kenneth P. Gray 
Eric M. Gronemeyer 
Jacob H. Gronemeyer 
WiUiam J. Herrick, Jr. 
Keith E. KeUy 
Jason M. Kennedy 
Andrew W. Leverone 



Fire Fighters 

John F. McDonough 
Terry L. McKenna 
Michael J. McManus 
Erik J. Nansel 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 
Christopher G. Pozzi 
Eric S. Robbins 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Daniel J. Stygles 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Rann R. TingteUa 
Robert W. Varey, III 
Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. 
David P. Woods 
Robert J. Woods, Jr. 



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The department responded to a total of 3,364 calls for assistance during 2009. 









1 '^4'^ 


Commercial Building Fire 


o 
o 


Mutual Aid - Ambulance 


11/1 
114 


Dumu oLdre 


2 


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Master Box 




Motor Vehicle Crash 




Diiriiin^ r (rrmiLS 




^Qor, rvny i ype 


Oil 




44 


Pliio" In Rr^v 

1 XUg 111 OUA 


1 
1 








o 


Carbon Monoxide 


AA 


Pump Job 


q 
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Q 
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1 1 
11 


Electrical Prim/Not Wires 


1 


Service Call 


11 


Fire Drill 


40 


Smoke In Building 


16 


Gas Leak 


17 


Smoke Detector Activation 


26 


Haz Mat Incident 


4 


Stove Fire 


10 


Inspections/26F, Oil, Propane 


474 


Residential House/Structure 


6 


Investigation, Any Type 


169 


Training, Any Type 


12 


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1 9 


1 I ULlW Vydl I; il c 


1 7 
1 / 


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19 


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1 ropane 


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Blasting 


n 

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Smoke Detector 




Class C Explosive 





Tank 


59 


Fire Alarm 


62 


Miscellaneous 


2 


Flammable Liquid 


20 


Sprinkler 


46 


Oil Burner 


142 


Gas Stations 





Truck 


6 


Reports 


32 


Welding 


6 


Suppression 


6 


Plan Review 


55 










TOTAL 


691 



As required by law, the Fire Prevention Bureau under the direction of Lt. Daniel Hurley inspected all 
schools, pubUc buildings, nursing homes and flammable storage facihties. Other inspections are hsted 
below: 



New Residential Plans Review 29 

New Residential Fire Inspections 62 

New Industrial Plans Review 26 

Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 26 

Underground Tank Removals 14 

Underground Tank Installations 

Aboveground Tank Removals 45 

Oil Burner/Tank 142 

Propane 80 

Nursing Home Inspections 8 

Gas Station Inspections 10 



Shift personnel inspected 290 residential properties for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in 
compliance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148, Section 26F. 



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Classrooms at all of the public schools grades K-5 have received instruction on fire safety by Lt. 
Daniel Hurley. The Safe Grant was funded and allowed for the continuation of fire safety education 
in the schools. Fire Fighters Thomas Ceres, Frederick Ryan, Erik Nansel, William Cavanaugh, Eric 
Robbins, Terry McKenna and Lt. Gary Robichaud instructed students in fire safety. Seniors at the 
Senior Center also received instruction in fire safety. 

Safe Prom mock car crash for Wilmington High School Seniors was conducted on April 22, 2009. 

The municipal fire alarm division is currently being phased out and replaced with Radio Master 
Boxes. Deputy Chief Edmund Corcoran is overseeing the decommissioning of the wire line system 
and bringing the wireless system on line. The radio box system is wireless, master boxes are 
received in the Wilmington Public Safety Dispatch over radio frequencies. Wireless will enhance the 
transmission of fire alarms to our dispatch center as well as eliminate the expense of maintaining an 
aging, outdated system. The current hard wired system will continue to function until 2012 as the 
new technology is phased into service. The Digital Dialer Central Station monitoring of properties 
will be discontinued as of January 1, 2010. 

Two hundred fifty master boxes, seven street boxes and twenty-five miles of wire make up the six 
circuits. All circuits and boxes are in good working order and all repairs have been corrected. 

New Master Boxes installed in 2009: 

1242 Market Basket, 260 Main Street 
3345 Windsor Place, 92 West Street 
1245 Citizen's Bank, 224 Main Street 

I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to all members for their continued dedication and 
professionalism serving the residents of the town. Sincere appreciation is also extended to all the 
members of the Police and Dispatch Departments for your efforts. 

As always, 1 would like to thank the Town Manager and his staff. Assistant Town Manager, 
Department Heads, the Board of Selectmen and the many organizations for their assistance during 
the past year. 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfully submit the annual 
report on the activities of the Wilmington Police Department for the year 2009. 

The year 2009 presented some interesting financial challenges for every family and organization in 
the Town of Wilmington. As the community felt the squeeze of widespread financial instability the 
Police Department found the increased stress impacted all of us. Although crimes in all categories 
did not spike significantly, the Police Department understands the negative impact on the 
community increased substantially as the funds for repair or replacement of property, damaged or 
stolen, were scarce or nonexistent and restitution settlements were limited. Some families 
struggling with excessive financial burdens suffered discord within their homes. In assisting the 
citizens of Wilmington through these troubled times the Police Department endeavored to apply 
respect, compassion and our commitment to a righteous resolution for all who called for our 
assistance. 

Although state funding levels were cut early in 2009 for Community Policing, the Police Department 
was still able to maintain several important programs which provided many valuable services to the 
community. Alcohol code enforcement, young driver education, DARE, RAD and Citizen CPR 
programs were scheduled and provided valuable education and interaction for the community. The 
FY 2010 state funded Community Policing Budget has been eliminated and will place a limit on the 
programs offered by the Department in the coming year. The Department looks forward to the 
return of funding and the valuable programs it provides. 




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The Department continues to maintain partnerships with the Fire Department, School Department, 
Elderly Services Department and man\' other municipal and private organizations within the town. 
Our cooperation with the Middlesex County District Attorney's office, as well as the state's Attorney 
General, have enhanced the legal processes for citizens affected by crime or disorder within the town 
boundaries. We participate in both DEA and FBI task forces to enhance the regional and national 
efforts against the negative effects of illicit narcotic distribution, domestic and international 
terrorism. Cyber crime and Child Exploitation. We maintain our commitment to the Northeast 
Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and the regional sharing of resources. These partnerships 
allow us immediate access to increased resources and expertise for our community in the event of an 
emergency. 

The Department expects to achieve state certification early in 2010 and state accreditation later in 
the same year. The process involves a thorough review of the Department's policies and procedures 
for compliance with state and federal laws as well as best practices in the field of law enforcement. 
The management team's continuous review under the guidelines of certification and accreditation 
will reduce the town's liability exposure and increase professionalism and uniformity in performance 
of our daily tasks as well as in unexpected, low frequency events. 

Finally, it is with sad hearts we recognize the loss of three former officers from past rosters of the 
Wilmington Police Department. With the passing of Detective Michael Celata, Sergeant James 
Rooney and Officer George O'Connell, we are reminded of the great impact they have had in service 
to our community. The Wilmington Police Department is thankful for their service and their 
family's sacrifice in sharing them with us. 

The following was the Departmental Roster of Personnel for most of 2009: 

Chief of Police 

Michael R. Begonis 

Deputy Chief 

Robert V. Richter 

Lieutenants 

Joseph A. Desmond, Operations/Grants 
J. Christopher Neville, Detective 
Brian T. Pupa, Accreditation and Policy Development 
Scott A. Sencabaugh, Emergency Planning/ Training 

Sergeants 

Christopher J. Ahem Charles R. Fiore 

David L. Axelrod David M. McCue, Jr. 

David J. Bradbury Daniel E. Murray 

Detectives and Specialists 

James R. White, Court/Inspector 
Juhe M. Biondo, DARE 
Thomas A. Miller, Inspector 
Patrick B. Nally, Inspector 
Brian J. Stickney, Inspector 
David A. Sugrue, Inspector 
Patrick J. King, Juvenile/Sex 

John M. Bossi, Narcotics 
Brian M. Moon, Safety Officer 
Chester A. Bruce, III, School Resource 
Brian T. Hermann, School Resource 



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Uniform Patrol Officers 



Ronald J. Alpers, Jr. 
Daniel C. Cadigan 
Paul R. Chalifour 
John W. Delorey 
Daniel P. D'Eon 
Christopher J. Dindo 
Richard A. DiPerri, Jr. 
Anthony Fiore 
Brian J. GilHs 
Francis D. Hancock 
Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 
Paul W. Jepson 



Paul A. ICrzeminski 
Shawn W. Lee 
Louis Martignetti 
Stephen F. Mauriello 
Thomas A. McConologue 
Eric T. Palmer/ K-9 KIMO 
Michael Patterson 
Dennis P. Rooney 
Jon C. Shepard 
Matthew D. Stavro 
Brian Thornton 
Michael W. Wandell 



Clerical Staff 



Julie Clark 
Susan O'Neil 
Patricia Gustafson (Retired) 




Ojficer Eric Palmer and Kimo search a trailer for narcotics 



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The following are some statistical data that reflect calls for service over the past year. 



Wilmington Police Department Statistics, Year 2009 



ARRESTS: 




SEX CRIMES: 




Arson 





Rape 


7 


Assault & Battery 


72 


Indecent Exposure 





Breaking & Entering 


35 


Indecent A&B 


2 


Counterfeiting/Forgery 





Other 


_2 


Disorderly 


4 


TOTAL SEX CRIMES: 


11 


Larceny 


36 






Larceny Motor Vehicle 


1 


MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS: 




Liquor Laws 


27 


Seat Belt 


318 




12 


II«5inp" Without Aiitbnntv 


1 


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236 


Narcotics 


21 


Endangering 


17 


OUl, Drunk Driving 


70 


Leaving Scene Property Damage 


21 


Rape 


2 


Operating Under Influence 


75 


Receiving Stolen Property 


11 


Unregistered/Uninsured 


155 


Robbery 


3 


Speed 


2,465 


Sex Offenses, not Rape 





Other 


1.718 


Other 


164 


TOTAL VIOLATIONS SHOWN: 


5,006 


TOTAL: 


458 










CITATIONS ISSUED: 




PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 




Warnings 


2,839 


Ages: 




Complaints 


130 


Under 12 





Non-Criminal 


920 


13/14 





Arrests 


124 


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9 


TOTAT, CITATIONS- 


4 01 3 


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7 






1 '7 


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TOTAL UNDER 18: 


15 


Ihreats - Arson, Bombing, Killing 


oo 
22 






Assault & Battery, Assault: 




lo 




Firearm or Knife 


1 


19 




Other Weapon 


1 K 


20 


1 


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21 


2 


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22 


4 


THREATS: 


140 


23 


5 






24 


2 






25/34 


16 


BREAKING & ENTERING: 




35/54 


36 


Residential 


64 


55 & Over 


J, 


Non Residential 


43 


TOTAL OVER 18: 


73 


Attempted 


_6 






TOTAL BREAKING & ENTERING: 


113 


TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 


88 







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LARCENIES: 

Larcen From Person 4 

Credit Card Fraud 28 

Shoplifting 18 

From Motor Vehicle 1 1 

MPJ Parts & Accessories 1 

Bikes 1 

From Buildings 57 

From Coin Machines 

Other 167 

TOTAL LARCENIES: 287 

Forgery, Uttering, Identity Fraud 38 

MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN: 

Autos 6 

Trucks & Buses 2 

Other Vehicles 1 

TOTAL MA^ THEFT: 9 

RECOVERED MOTOR VEHICLES: 
Stolen Wilmington and Recovered 

Wilmington g 
Stolen Wilmington and Recovered 

Out of Town 6 
Stolen Out of Town and Recovered 

Wilmington 3 

TOTAL RECOVERED: 15 



ROBBERY: 

Firearm 1 

Other Weapon 2 

Strong Arm 1 

TOTAL ROBBERIES: 4 

INCIDENTS REPORTED: 

Warrants Served 112 

Disturbances 500 

Domestic Problems No Arrests 63 

Assist Other Agencies 704 

Medical Emergency 1,202 

Juvenile Complaints 37 

Suspicious Activity, Person, Vehicle 1,474 

Malicious Damage Complaints 228 

Missing persons 37 

Other Calls/Complaints 12,838 

MA^ Accidents 728 

Alarms 1,167 

Traffic Complaint 1.640 

TOTAL: 20,730 

OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS: 

Restraining Orders Served 102 

Parking Tickets Issued 309 

Firearms I.D. Issued 24 

License To Carry Issued 126 

Gunsmith Permits 1 
Reports to Insurance 

Companies and Attorneys 504 

Animal Complaints 765 

Child Safety Seats 329 

TOTAL: 2,160 




Dogs Licensed 


1,989 


Complaints 


857 


Trips 


850 


Trip Hours 


833 


Animals Picked Up 


20 


Animals Returned to Owners 


16 


Animals Adopted 


4 


Animals Picked Up Deceased* 


51 


Animals Quarantined 


13 


Animals Euthanized 





Total Days for Pets in Kennel 


59 


Pets Vaccinated at Rabies Clinic 


250 


Barn Inspections 


28 


Citation Fees Issued 


$50.00 


Total Phone Hours 


1,043 


Total Working Hours 


1,901 


*Ma]ority of which are wildlife 





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FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE 



Public Buildings Department 



The Public Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all town and school 
buildings. We are responsible to ensure that facilities are properly cleaned and maintained for town 
employees, school children and personnel and the general public. We also repair town-owned traffic 
signals and assist the Water Department in maintaining their buildings. 

The following are the highlights of some of the projects completed during 2009: 

Routine maintenance was performed in all school and municipal buildings. 

Voting areas were set up for elections. 

Set up for Fourth of July Festivities. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to school for musical concerts and plays. 
Food and suppUes delivered for each school. 

Chairs, staging and sound system were set up for the Annual Town Meeting. 

All schools were cleaned over the summer and ready for a clean, fresh start to the school year. 

All town buildings' boilers, Univents and exhaust systems were cleaned and serviced over the 
summer. 

New roof was installed on the Senior Center. 

Demohtion of the Swain School. 

Renovation of the gazebo on the Town Common. 

Installation of two new chair lifts at the West Intermediate 
School, which will provide handicap accessibiUty. 



Installation of two new high energy-efficient hot water storage 
tanks at the Woburn Street School that replaced a 1964, 700 
gallon water heater as part of an energy conservation project. 




Workers replace roof of gazebo as part 
of renovation project. 



A fresh coat of paint was appUed to the exterior of the Veterans' Services Building. 

A new gym floor surface with court markings was completed at the high school. 

A new energy efficient lighting system was installed in the high school gym. This installation not 
only reduces energy costs, it also increases the lighting levels to current standards. 

A new energy efficient lighting system was installed in the North 
Intermediate School cafeteria. 

A new gym surface with court markings was completed at the West 
Intermediate School. 

A new energy efficient lighting system was installed in the West 
Intermediate School gym. 

A new energy efficient lighting system was installed in the Shawsheen 
School gym. 

y\ll town-owned traffic signals were maintained and repaired as needed. 

Maintained and repaired lighting for the Town Park, Town Common, tennis 
courts and the exterior of all town-owned buildings. 




Electric liiu Dan Calaiitoii 
replaces lighting fixtures. 



I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town departments, 
school administration and especially all the employees of the Public Buildings Department for their 
continued support and cooperation making 2009 a productive year. 



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Demolition of the Swain School, Middlesex Avenue 

August 2009 




Permanent Building Committee 

The year 2009 was a quiet year for the Permanent Building Committee. All projects are now 
complete. We hope that in the future, the construction of a new high school will be funded. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, town 
departments, school administration and especially the people of Wilmington in their support and 
cooperation for future projects. 

Department of Public Works 

In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I, Donald N. Onusseit, hereby respectfully 
submit the annual report on the activities of the Wilmington Department of PubUc Works for the year 
2009. 

The Department of Public Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, Cemetery, Parks and 
Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. 

Major Public Works Projects : 

Woburn Street Reconstruction Project - Construction on the section of sidewalk on Woburn Street from 
Lowell Street to the Woburn city hne continued in 2009, and will be completed with the final course of 
paving in 2010. This project involves drainage improvements, a continuous sidewalk from Lowell Street 
to Eames Street and roadway reconstruction for the length of the project Umits. 

Swain School Parking Lot Temporary Expansion - The existing filled area left behind by the demoUtion 
of the Swain School was graded and paved with approximately 70 tons of binder asphalt to create a 
temporary parking expansion area used for high school students. The parking lot is plarmed to be 
overlaid with an additional 1.5 inches of pavement in 2010. 

At Silver Lake, Eurasian Watermilfoil was treated with the use of Diquat herbicide. The treatment was 
permitted through the Conservation Commission and was appHed by Aquatic Control Technologies 
(ACT), state licensed applicators. A year end lake survey reported close to 100% eradication of visible 
Eurasian Watermilfoil, although plant roots are likely still present at the bottom of the lake. The lake 
may see subsequent apphcations in accordance with ongoing invasive species management. 

With contract documents prepared by the Engineering Division, a new permanent pavihon canopy 
structure was constructed at the Shawsheen Field. The canopy is approximately 1,350 square feet in 
size and houses several picnic tables for recreational use. 

Highway Division (658-4481) 

All regular highway maintenance work was carried out during the year, such as sweeping streets, 
installing street and warning signs, patching streets, cleaning catch basins, cutting brush along the 
roadsides, picking up trash along our roadsides, painting and replacing guardrails, repairing broken 
curbing, painting safety lines and crosswalks on streets, etc. 

Curbing : Approximately 1,500 Unear feet of damaged bituminous concrete curbing was replaced at 
various locations. 

Approximately 5,000 linear feet of new granite curbing was installed on Woburn Street from Lowell 
Street to Oxbow Drive. 

Drainage : Lowell Street (in front of 280 Lowell Street) - A low intensity stormwater infiltration system 
consisting of a 1,000 gallon dry well tank with catch basin inlet grate connected to four (4) Infiltrator 
chamber units was installed to aid in stormwater drainage. 



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Wobiarn Street (from Oxbow Drive to Lowell Street) - Installation of approximately 3,800 linear feet of 
drainage pipe, new catch basins, manholes and the installation of one (1) water quaUty control 
structure. 



Woburn Street at Lowell Street - A mini catch basin sump was installed as an add-on to an existing 
catch basin to accommodate a minor road widening at the southwest corner of the intersection. 

Several deteriorated catch basins were repaired around town, with major repairs performed at the 
following locations: 



Woburn Street (from Lowell Street to Oxbow Drive) - Approximately 2,400 linear feet of binder sidewalk 
was leveled and overlaid. 

Kenwood Avenue/Redwood Terrace - Various sections of tree root damaged sidewalk were repaired and 
repaved. 

Cemetery Walkway Project : Approximately 1,465 square feet of new stamped concrete walkway was 
installed in Section N of the Wildwood Cemetery. The project required 36 yards of concrete, 120 pounds 
of SC-23 silver coloring, 36 bags of fiberglass mesh, 3 bundles of 8 foot strapping and approximately 
1,400 square feet of steel reinforcement mesh. 

Roadway Projects: 

The following roadway projects were undertaken by the Department of Pubhc Works in 2009: 

Dunton Road Maintenance Project : Approximately 430 Unear feet of existing roadway was restored to 
passable vehicle clearance and regraded. 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Chapter 90 funds from the Massachusetts Highway Department 
were used for a total of 12,663 linear feet (2.4 miles) of work on the following roadway projects: 

Federal Street - Middlesex Avenue towards Concord Street - 950 linear feet 
Lowell Street - (Interstate 93 to Woburn Street) - 3,190 linear feet 

Middlesex Avenue (Route 62) - Colonial Drive to 2,718 Hnear feet beyond Federal Street - 3,488 
linear feet 

Woburn Street (level course) - Lowell Street to Industrial Way - 5,035 linear feet 

Snow & Ice Removal : The Highway Division recorded 91.5 inches of snow for the winter of 2008-2009. 
The average annual snowfall for Wilmington is approximately 56 inches. 

Household Rubbish Collection, Disposal and Recycling (658-4481) 

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the town's various refuse disposal and recycling 
programs. These programs include household rubbish and recycUng; appliance, television and computer 
monitor recycHng; yardwaste recycling; waste oil collection and household hazardous waste collection. 
This year, Household Hazardous Waste Day was held on Saturday, May 9, 2009. 



130 Middlesex Avenue 
Brattle Street at Glen Road 
1 Federal Street 
325 BurHngton Avenue 



End of Clorinda Road 
50 Fordham Road 



End of Fox Run Drive 

Boutwell Street at Roosevelt Road 

Adams Street at Wilmington High School 

Canal Street at Old Shawsheen Avenue 

10 Suncrest Avenue 

1 Suncrest Avenue 



Sidewalks : 



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Solid Waste and Recycling : This year the town placed more emphasis on enforcing the town's by-law 
requiring recycling. This continued in July with the start of single stream curbside recycling, which 
eliminates the need for resident* to separate recyclables. The 2009 solid waste program saw more than 
an 8"b inci-ease in recyclables collected and a decrease in trash collected of almost 9% as compared to 
2008. 



In 2009 the town collected the following amounts of trash and recyclable material: 



Trash Collected at Curbside 
Recyclables Collected at Curbside 
WTute Goods Collected at Curbside 
Yardwaste Collected at Cui'bside 
Yardwaste Delivered to Recycling Center 
Cathode Ray Tubes (TV^s, Monitors) Collected 



9,167 Tons 

1,389 Tons (Recycled) 

66 Tons (Recycled) 

910 Tons (Recycled) 

253 Tons (Recycled) 

53 Tons (Recycled) 



The yardwaste recycling program continued with the recycling of leaves, grass clippings, brush and 
Christmas trees. In January, 2,183 Christmas trees (approximately 28 tons) were collected at curbside 
by the Department of Public Works. 

Working under a Beneficial Use Determination (BUD) issued by the Massachusetts Department of 
Enxironmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Public Works removed the following waste 
material from our Yardwaste Center in 2009: 



Water Treatment Plant Residuals - 2,222 Tons 

Street Sweepings - 2,910 Tons 

Catch Basin Cleanings - 1,277 Tons 

The mixed material was approved by DEP for cover material at the Peabody Landfill. 



Tree Division (658-2809) 



The Tree Division carried out all regular maintenance work such as trimming, cutting, spraying, tree 
removal and tree planting. We removed roadside trees that were dead or interfered with public safety 
at numerous locations. 



The Town Common was illuminated again this year with Christmas lights installed by the Tree 
Division. This year the town used approximately 5,500 LED lights. LED Lights use significantly less 
energy than conventional Ughts. 

Dutch Elm Disease : The Tree Division removed 25 diseased Dutch Elm trees. 



Mosquito Control: The town contracts its mosquito control out to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito 
Control Project (CMMCP). The CMMCP practices Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), blending 
state-of-the-art methods and techniques with expertise, experience and scientific research to provide 
member communities with modern, environmentally sound, cost effective mosquito control. As part of 
the effort to reduce the need for pesticides, they continue to expand their water management program. 
By cleaning clogged and overgrown waterways, mosquito breeding can be reduced, wetlands are 
restored and water quality is improved. 

BTI mosquito larvicide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are found. They routinely check 
known breeding sites, but also encourage the public to notify them of any areas they suspect could breed 
mosquitoes. Field crews wUl investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 

The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or larviciding but it is recognized 
that there are times when adult mosquito spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential 
and recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted sprayers. 



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Cemetery Division (658-3901) 



All regiilar maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as mowing grass, weeding, 
trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations for monuments, etc. 



BURIALS 



RECEIPTS 



Residents 
Non-Residents 

Moved New Lot/Disinterment 
TOTAL: 

(Cremations - 42; Infants - 2) 
RESERVE 



78 
77 

155 



Interments 

Foundations 

Deeds 

TOTAL: 



$ 95,650.00 

$ 2,859.00 

$ 91.00 

$ 98,600.00 



TRUST FUND 



Sale of Lots 
Refund Reserve 
TOTAL: 



$ 20,200.00 
$ (500.00) 
$ 19,700.00 



GRAND TOTAL: 



Perpetual Care 
Refund Trust 
TOTAL: 

$ 138,000.00 



$ 20,200.00 
$ (500.00) 
$ 19,700.00 



Parks & Grounds Division (658-4481) 

All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year such as cutting grass, trimming shrubs, 
aerating playing fields, marking ball fields for basebaU, softbaU, football, field hockey and soccer. All 
fields and parks were fertiUzed and brush was cleared from the air vents at aU the town's schools. 

Athletic Field Projects : All fields were aerated and fertihzed during the year. Alumni Field at the high 
school was top dressed and reseeded in preparation for the start of the fall season. 

Engineering Division (658-4499) 

The Engineering Division assisted town departments, boards and commissions with engineering related 
projects. This included the review of subdivision plans, site plans and special permits for the Planning 
Board, Notice of Intent plan fihngs for the Conservation Commission and various Board of Appeals 
cases. The Division also established surety estimates for subdivision projects and performed 
construction inspections of subdivision roadways. In addition, surveying services and construction 
inspection were provided for various projects of the Department of PubUc Works. 

Water & Sewer Department (658-4711) 

Water: 



The Water Department continues to focus on maximizing productivity of its remaining pumping 
infrastructure. The Brown's Crossing Pump Station renovations continue with engineering and 
analysis to maximize pumping efficiency and modernize appurtenances. The final decisions are 
being made and it is expected that bid documents will be released in spring of 2010. The roof on the 
maintenance garage at this location was insulated and replaced during this year. 

A review of the water system hydraulics was performed, and with this information, a revised pipe 
upgrade master plan was developed. One of the most significant disclosures during this exercise 
revealed that the Industrial Way Pressure Zone could be eliminated. This will allow the department 
to dismantle an aging pressure boosting station and antiquated storage tank that is used by the 
businesses on Industrial Way and Progress Way. This station will be taken off-line in May of 2010. 



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A 30 year old pump needed to be replaced at the Butters Row Water Treatment Plant. A new pump 
and variable frequency drive were installed which enabled the plant to function appropriately. The 
new equipment should prove to be far more energy efficient which could result in a savings related to 
energy costs. 

The eleven (1 1) master meters in our system were inspected and calibrated. All were found to be in 
good condition and are reading accurately. These meters quantify the amount of water pumped from 
the following locations; the aquifer at the pump stations, water into the water treatment plants 
(WTP), water leaving the WTP and water withdrawals at the interconnections with Woburn, 
Burlington and the MWRA. 

Two small trucks were purchased to replace one old, high mileage truck and one truck ruined in a 
motor vehicle accident. 

During the months of May and June, a water main flushing and valve-exercising program was 
performed. The department utilizes the flushing of mains to remove sediments and tuberculation 
that have accumulated in the water pipes. Approximately 5.7 million gallons of water was used to 
accomplish this task. This is a necessary procedure to generate the delivery of high-quality potable 
water to your home or business. At this time, all fire hydrants are inspected and repairs are made to 
any that are not in proper working condition. 

We also asked all the owners of the 232 private yard hydrants if they would like us to check their 
hydrants for proper working condition. The majority of owners agreed to this complimentary service 
and 184 inspections were performed. Following these inspections, we provided the owners with a 
written notification of any repairs that were needed. We also lubricated any caps that were not 
easily removed. A detailed breakdown of those who did not participate or hydrants in need of repair, 
were sent to the fire department for their knowledge. 

The department maintains and repairs as needed; 126 miles of water mains, 7,517 service 
connections, 1,174 fire hydrants, 754 main valves, 3 storage tanks, 9 pumping stations and 2 water 
treatment facilities in the town. In addition, the department removes snow and ice adjacent to the 
fire hydrants and assists the Highway Division with roadway snow and ice removal. 



Pumping Statistics : 

Wilmington Treated : 

Maximum per Day 
Maximum per Week 
Maximum per Month 

MWRA Purchased : 

Maximum per Day 
Maximum per Week 
Maximum per Month 

Combined : 

Maximum per Day 
Maximum per Week 
Maximum per Month 

Average per Day 
Average per Month 

Total Purchased (MWRA) 
Total Treated (Wilmington) 
Total Provided for Distribution 



GALLONS 



2,335,133 
15,641,864 
67,743,462 

GALLONS 

1,230,406 
4,387,947 
11,440,507 



3,325,942 
19,702,556 
74,608,196 

1,921,514 
58,446,047 

33,434,179 
667,918,382 
701,352,561 



CUBIC FEET 



312,184 
2,091,158 
9,056,613 

CUBIC FEET 

164,493 
586,624 
1,529,480 



444,645 
2,634,032 
9,974,358 

256,887 
7,813,643 

4,469,810 
89,293,901 
93,763,711 



Total Pumped from Aquifer (Raw) 



726,606,777 



183,057,613 



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Precipitation Statistics: 



Annual Rain Fall (Inches) 


46.71 






Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 


77.00 












PERCENTAGE OF 


Consumption Statistics: 


GALLONS 


CUBIC FEET 


TOTAL PUMPED 


Municipal Use 


9,773,271 


1,306,587 


1.4 


Residential Use 


426,627,694 


57,035,788 


60.8 


Commercial Use 


35,923,747 


4,802,640 


5.1 


Industrial Use 


192,112,602 


25,683,503 


27.4 


Annual Water Main Flushing 


5,703,470 


762,496 


0.8 


Miscellaneous Hydrant Use 


118,945 


15,902 


<0.002 


Total Accounted For Pumped 


670,259,730 


89,606,916 


95.6 


Unaccounted for Use 


31,092,831 


4,156,796 


4.4 



* The difference between accounted for and unaccounted for water consists of water lost to main and 
service breaks, fighting fires, street sweeping and theft. 

Water Distribution: 



The following new water mains were constructed in 2009: 
In-House Water Main Improvements : Length 



Beacon Street Ext. 
Belmont Avenue 
Columbia Street 
Columbia Street 
Garden Avenue (Town Hall) 



280' 
340' 
270' 
210' 
330' 



Size 



Hydrants 

1 
1 




Water Department employees replace water main 
at Town Hall. 




Water Mains Installed by Private Contractors : 

Jacques Lane 870' 8" 2 

Grove Avenue 750' 12" 1 

Lieutenant Buck Drive 905' 8" 2 

Magazine Street 300' 8" 1 



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Sewer Collection System : 



Sewer : 

During 2009, the department continued to maintain and clean sewer lines as needed. Any 
discovered leaks, blockages or structural deficiencies were corrected as soon as possible. In general, 
the sewer system is in very good condition. 

A new sewer pump station was added to the waste water collection system. Currently servicing 
businesses near or adjacent to West Street, the station also has the future ability to collect and pump 
the remaining non-sewered portion of Lowell Street. 

A portion of the 36 inch interceptor, the last remaining piece of the waste water pipe that needs to be 
rehabilitated, has been the main focus of the sewer departments inflow and infiltration removal 
program for 2009. The department has a contractor working to correct the pipe's defects. This 
project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2010. 

The sewer department maintains approximately 20 miles of main pipe, 8 pump stations, 1,542 
services and a septage receiving facility. 

There were seven (7) service connections made to the sewer system during 2009. 




Eric Fontecchio from Brookline Ice transformed 900 lbs of ice into "The Snow 
Miser" and "Frosty the Snowman" at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on the 
Common. The ice sculpture was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. 



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HUMAN SERVICES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 



Library 



Since the loss of the proposal to build a new library facility in November 2005, our efforts for the last 
four years have focused on transforming a worn and dated library facility into a welcoming and user 
friendly place. By the end of 2009, we began to see the light at the end of the tunnel with the final 
phases of the makeover nearing completion. During the year, new directional signage was added on 
the first floor along with slat wall bulletin boards and display end panels on the book stacks. We 
installed a new circulation desk in the Children's Room and added new tables and chairs and two 
pre-school activity stations. In addition, we reorganized/relocated some staff offices and 
workstations for better work flow and efficiency. The office makeover plan also provided public 
service benefits. The local history room, previously located in the Bicentennial Room on the second 
floor, moved to the Library Director's former office. Having the local history collection on the first 
floor provides patrons using this collection with nearby assistance from the Reference Librarian as 
well as a place for individual quiet study. Likewise the Bicentennial Room received a makeover in 
2009. All the historical artifacts that were part of the Bond collection were moved to the Harnden 
Tavern Museum. The cabinets were removed, soundproofing and painting done and new multi-use 
tables and chairs purchased, making it a larger space for meetings and library programs. The 
makeover of the room provided an opportunity to honor James Banda for his 25 years of service as 
Library Trustee. At the December meeting of the Board of Library Trustees, a vote was taken to 
submit an article at the May 2010 Town Meeting to rename the Bicentennial Room the James Banda 
Room. The Town Manager, members of the Board of Selectmen and the Friends of the Library 
Executive Board Joined the Trustees after this meeting to honor Jim. It should be noted that the 
funding for furniture, equipment and supplies needed for the makeover this year came primarily 
from the Friends of the Library and from state aid. 

Programming 

The library presented a variety of programs for all ages that 
provided information and entertainment. Adult programming 
in 2009 included the following series: making over yourself and 
your home, getting ready for spring, personal finance, 
retirement, art and biography. In October, we held the "Apple 
Pie Bake Off contest to celebrate Wilmington's historic 

connection to the Baldwin Apple. We also presented three sold 
out jazz concerts, one in February, one in August and one in 
December. For these Friday night concerts, the first floor of the 

library is transformed into a Boston style jazz club offering quality and affordable musical 
performances to the Wilmington community. This venue has been officially dubbed "After Hours i 
the Library." Given the success of these Friday evening concerts, we plan on presenting one 
quarterly in 2010 and possibly offering different kinds of "After Hours @ the Librar/' events. 




After Hours @ the Library 
Jazz Concert with April Hall 




Gingerbread house workshop for teens. 



Teens enjoyed gaming programs using the Nintendo Wii, 
Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Dance Revolution. In 
the final year of a two-year federal grant, the Teen 
Librarian was able to purchase this gaming equipment 
and a digital camcorder. The federal grant also funded a 
number of technology-related programs including a 
workshop for teens in video game design held in 
September on a Friday evening, allowing each teen to 
work at a public computer on the project while the library 
was closed for business. Teens are not only using the 
computers, games, software and DVDs in the Teen Zone, 
but they are also checking out more books. Comparing 



circulation statistics in 2008 to 2009, the circulation of books in the Teen Zone increased by 11% with 
a total increase in the circulation of 23%. 



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Wilmington Reads The Things They Carried 
Kick Off at Wilmington Middle School 



Children's programs that feature animals proved to be very popular with over 100 in attendance at: 
Birds of Prey in January, Nature in My Garden in April and Jungle Encounters: Wild Animal Show 
in September. Magic shows also are well received with The Magic of Dan Bowen in October 
entertaining 138 children and parents. Movie nights that feature newly released films on DVD draw 
a large number of children who bring something comfortable to sit on while enjo5dng the movie and 
munching on homemade popcorn. 

Our program offerings also included cultural enrichment. In January, Mouli Pal, a Wilmington 
resident and an exponent of Odissi, an elegant classic dance form originating from the temples of 
Orissa in India, presented a multimedia event including Indian dance in authentic costume with 
slides and music of India. Many local Indian families were in attendance. In February, Lisa Shure, 
a Wilmington resident who taught English at a Junior High School in rural Japan, shared her 
experience and knowledge about the Japanese countryside including local festivals and daily life. 

Promoting the joy of reading is integral to the library's mission 
and reflected in our programming. The library presented its 
fourth town-wide reading program - "Wilmington Reads TTie 
Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien." The book is a collection of 
interrelated short stories that focus on the soldiers' experience in 
the Vietnam War. Approximately 345 people attended 10 
programs during the month of March. The book and the program 
connected high school students and others with the generation 
who fought in the Vietnam War and lived during that period of 
time. This year's Wilmington Reads also gave the library and the 
community the opportunity to acknowledge the service of 
Vietnam War Veterans. Wilmington Memorial Library once 
again celebrated National Poetry Month in April with its annual 
poetry contest. The theme for 2009 was "Mind Your Manners." 
The annual summer reading program encouraged reading 
through programs and activities centered on the theme of "time travel"; 648 children signed up for 
Spiraling Through Time and 121 teens signed up for Rewind. Readers of all ages were invited to 
enter a drawing by registering the books they read on the Ubrary's web site. 

Technology 

Technology is tied to our services and how we do business. A public fax machine placed in the front 
lobby of the hbrary is used daily by patrons. Automated sign-in at the internet computer 
workstations was implemented in the spring enabhng a more equitable system for users and the 
abiUty to more accurately track computer use statistics than a voluntary sign-in system. The 
computer use statistics increased by 52% in 2009 compared to 2008. Even the most conscientious 

library users can forget to return a library book. A new service 
called "Elf' e-mails patrons "pre overdue alerts." Elf also 
provides details on all items checked out and on reserve. Over 
■ ^ .1 ^jul^ 1i200 library patrons now receive the library's e-mail 

I ^^^m l'^: ri^wsletter, a 70% increase since 2008. Parents are now 

signing up their children for story time using the online 
registration option on the website Calendar of Events. 

Technology continues to impact the kinds of formats in our 
collections. Our library was one of the first in the Merrimack 
Valley Library Consortium to begin circulating the "Kindle", 
the electronic book reader developed by Amazon. According to 
Newsweek, December 21, 2009, the Kindle was Amazon's 
bestselling product in 2009. The library purchased three 
Kindles with 10 book titles this past year. As the demand for this reading format continues to 
increase, the library plans to purchase more electronic book readers in 2010. The children and teen 
collections now include software titles for loan. The startup collection of educational software and 
themed book bag kits in the children's collection was funded with a donation from the MOMS Club of 
Wilmington. 




Kinuu- ij-buuk reader makes its debut at 
Wilmington Memorial Library 



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Young Patrons use the Children's 
Room at the library 



Planning 

The library developed a five year long range plan for FY11-FY15. 
The plan is a blueprint for developing library services for the next 
five years. It also makes the library eligible for state and federal 
grants. For the planning process, the Library Director invited eleven 
community residents representing a broad spectrum of age and 
backgrounds to participate in the development of a five year long 
range plan. Consultants from the Northeast Massachusetts Regional 
Library System (NMRLS) facilitated three meetings with the 
committee. The planning process also included meetings with the 
Board of Library Trustees and the library staff. In addition to input garnered from these meetings 
about hbrary services and community needs, we also conducted a community survey in July to solicit 
feedback. Organizing the data into categories, four strategic directions were identified for this 
planning cycle: 1) a center for ideas, information and inspiration 2) a visible and integral part of the 
community 3) a learning and evolving organization and 4) a vibrant and inviting facility. Goals, 
objectives and activities were developed for each of these concepts. The Long Range Plan for FYll- 
FY15 was subsequently approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, who has 
indicated that our plan will be used as a model for other libraries. It is available on the library's 
website. 

Friends of the Library 

The Friends of the Library provide financial support, making possible a level of service that would be 
unattainable without the existence of this organization. Thank you to all residents who support the 
Friends through membership and the Annual Appeal. The Friends of the Library revenue stream to 
the library is also supplemented by income from the Book Store Next Door, where residents find 
gently used books at bargain prices. Leslie Dietrich, who managed the Book Store since it opened in 
April 2007, resigned from the position in October. She is acknowledged for her hard work and 
dedication in making the Book Store Next Door a success. The Friends of the Library also sponsored 
a summer fundraiser called Bon Appetit for the Library that included a calendar raffle with gift 
certificates to local restaurants, dining for dollars with a percentage of the proceeds going to the 
Friends, a drawing for a breakfast gift basket in July, a lunch gift basket in August and a dinner gift 
basket in September. Robert Hayes, Fundraising Chairman, did yeoman's work organizing this 
fundraiser as well as a Holiday Shopping for the Library fundraiser in the fall. The 
accomplishments of our Friends of the Library came to the attention of the Massachusetts Board of 
Library Commissioners staff who invited Library Director Tina Stewart, Friends President Marilyn 
Lamson and Friends Fundraising Chairman Robert Hayes to share the story of its successful 
fundraisers with other F riends groups at the Friends of the Library Conference in September. 

Staffing/Services 

Feedback from library patrons, on comment cards, on the library survey 
conducted for the long range plan and from the Long Range Planning 
Committee all give the library staff a thumbs up. Library staff is 
acknowledged for their dedication and high level of customer service. 
Fifteen members of the library staff volunteered for training in CPR and 
use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Judy Baggs, Town 
Nurse, conducted the training the last week in August. The AED, 
purchased by the Town's Health Department, is now installed in the 
library on the first floor. Charlotte Wood, Assistant Library Director, was 
among the forty applicants selected to participate in the Library 
Leadership Massachusetts Institute sponsored by the Massachusetts Board 
of Library Commissioners and the six Massachusetts Regional Library 
Systems. The 3.5-day Institute held in July drew applications from a highly qualified pool of 
candidates from across the state and included professional staff and paralibrarians. Katie Huffman, 
Reference and Adult Services Librarian, is acknowledged for her creative work in designing library 
bookmarks, library informational brochure, handouts and the library signage. Katie's bookmarks 
garnered the Wilmington Memorial Library first place in the Bookmark Category of the Public 
Relations Awards at the Massachusetts Library Association Annual Conference in May. 




Katie Huffman, Reference & Adult 
Services Librarian with Award 
Winning Bookmark 



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Wilmington Memorial Library was also the first public library in the Northeast Massachusetts 
Regional Library System to implement self-holds. Material on reserve is shelved in envelopes in the 
public area for patrons to pick up themselves and bring to the circulation desk for checkout. The self 
hold system frees the circulation staff from the retrieval process and speeds up the checkout line; it 
also allows patrons who have holds on both floors the convenience of retrieving all their holds in one 
place. Feedback about the self-hold system has been positive and other libraries in the region are 
now considering adopting this practice. 

Looking Forward 

With the makeover of the public service and staff areas near completion in 2009, we look forward to 
the implementation of the first year action items of our long range plan in 2010. Planning is already 
underway to update the large meeting room with new audio/video equipment that would improve the 
delivery of library programs with up-to-date presentation capabilities. The Friends of the Library 
2009 Annual Appeal has raised funds for this purpose. We hope to install the new meeting room 
technology in early 2010 followed by a visual face lift making the room more attractive and up to 
date. 

As we begin a new decade in 2010, the library's revised mission statement will be in the forefront of 
our efforts in serving the community: Wilmington Memorial Library enriches life in the community 
by supporting and promoting the joy of reading, lifelong learning and personal entertainment and is a 
welcoming place for quiet reflection, human interaction and community connection. 

LIBRARY STAFF 

Administration: 

Christina A. Stewart, Library Director 
Charlotte Wood, Assistant Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services: 

Katie Huffman, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Pavluk, Circulation Librarian 
Ruth Ellen Donnelly, Adult Circulation Assistant 
Laurie Lucey, Part-Time Reference Librarian 
Part-Time Library Assistants 
Carol MacDougall, Desiree Maguire, Maureen Walsh 

Part-Time Library Pages 
Shannon Keeley, Christopher Monteforte 
Derek Stemmler, David To 

Youth Services: 

Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 

Brandy Danner, Teen Services Librarian 
Barbara Bresnahan, Part-Time Library Assistant 

Part-Time Library Pages 
Bridget Blaisdell, Amanda Bonnette-Kim, Michael Federico, 
Nancy Hurley, Nicole losue, James Johnston 

Technical Services: 

Alicia Verno, Head of Technical Services 
Linda Harris, Assistant Technical Services Librarian 
Diane DeFrancesco, Technical Services Assistant 



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LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 2009 



Hours Open Weekly 
Winter 

Monday through Saturday 9-5 
Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 
Summer 

Monday through Friday 9-5 

Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Population 

Number New Patrons Registered 

Total Registered Borrowers 

Number of library visits 

Number of Items in Collection 
Items per capita 

Subscriptions 

Museum Passes 

Circulation 
Circulation per capita 

Interlibrary Loan 

To other libraries 26,527 
From other libraries 26,246 

Requests Placed 

Information Services 

Reference and Reader's Services 
Internet Use 

E-mail Newsletter Subscriptions 
Website Visits 

Conference Room 

Library 416 
Community 187 

Library Programs 

Children's Programs 219 

Teen Programs 76 

Adult Programs 56 

Total attendance at programs 



22,718 

1,196 

12,696 

154,138 

67,266 
2.96 

164 

11 

244,663 
10.77 

52,773 

41,789 

7,547 
24,824 
1,241 
130,553 

603 
354 

8,855 



Children's Programs 
Teen Programs 
Adult Programs 



6,738 
585 
1,532 



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ilniino^ton Arts Council 

The Wilmington Arts Council has been in existence for almost thirty years. In June of 2010 the Arts 
Council will present their 30''' Annual Ai't Show! For those people who do not remember, our art 
shows originally were held outside on the Wilmington Town Common, rain or shine, always close to 
the 4'*^ of July festivities. During those years, the Arts Lottery Fund was being established. The 
Wilmington Arts Council became active in their artistic pursuits. Funds were slow to come, but did 
arrive after several years. In the mid eighties, the old Town Hall became available. The Arts 
Council members rallied the W'ilmington voters to pass their request to use the hall for art classes, 
shows, concerts and recitals. At that point, the Wilmington Arts Council became a dual 
organization, giving state grants to worthy recipients and maintaining an active Arts Center for the 
residents of Wilmington and the surrounding communities. 

In 2009. Wilmington received an allotment of $4,600 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to be 
granted to artists, musicians, theater groups, etc. All funds were granted. The Council is allowed 
local guidelines in granting this money. Our guidelines are simple, to spread the funds to as many 
different interest groups in the town. These include school children, senior citizens, the Wilmington 
Library, the Recreation Department and music lovers. For the Wilmington Library, the Arts Council 
paid for passes to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 
Also, for the library, a very popular pastel painting demonstration and class was held. For the 
Wilmington seniors, a theater production about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart was presented. 
Musical programs were held at the two Wilmington nursing homes. Flute and guitar music was 
played at the W' ilmington Arts Center Annual Show. For students, a field trip to the Museum of 
Science in Boston and for all of Wilmington, a grand concert on the Town Common by the New 
England Brass Ensemble! 

One of our best artistic endeavors is our teachers and their classes held at the Arts Center. Our 
teachers are all professional, award-winning artists and their classes are very popular. Carolyn 
Latanision is a national award-winning watercolor painter. Design, composition, color and 
innovative ideas are her teaching interests. Louise Anderson is a wonderful teacher, stressing 
washes, skies and drawing, especially with beginning painters. Louise has been teaching at the Arts 
Center for many years and has quite a following. Susan O'Briant has brought her expertise in oil 
painting. Her students are very enthusiastic about her classes. All of our teachers are interested in 
bringing out their students' talents. 

We cannot say enough about the groups that rehearse at the Arts Center. They make it possible to 
run our programs. Every Thursday night, the parking lot is packed with cars and sweet music is 
rising from the building. These are the Merrimack Valley Sweet Adelines who have been rehearsing 
at the center for many years. It is their home! Our other musical group is the Stewart Highlander 
Pipe Band. We are sure there are some people who can hear them! A lot quieter are the quilters 
who come once a month on Saturdays, just the hum of sewing machines, learning and laughter! Our 
groups are very appreciative of our Arts Center. They watch over it very well. 

The Wilmington Arts Center has become very popular among the local piano teachers and their 
students. We have a wonderful grand piano for their use and the large hall to accommodate their 
parents and grandparents. Many come back every year. 

Our two main events each year are our Annual Art Show in June and our Winter Concert in 
December. The art show starts off with a wonderful reception for friends and families of the artists 
on Friday evening. Refreshments are served and beautiful piano music is played by Bruce 
Margeson. The walls are covered with watercolor and oil paintings, drawings and photographs. The 
artwork is judged by accomplished artists and ribbons are displayed on the winning pieces. The 
show continues Saturday and Sunday with more people viewing the artwork. Every year, the artists 
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This year our Winter Concert had a new component. The very professional Merrimack Valley Sweet 
Adehnes sang and hvened up the show. Bruce was his usual wonderful self with his combination of 
jazz, classical and popular music. There is nothing hke live music to enjoy! 

As we look back on our year, the Council is always thinking of how to do things better. We are 
working on getting more publicity in the local papers. We have a new Web Master, Sara Brook 
Campbell who is working very hard on our new website. She is also gathering an e-mail list to notify 
interested people about upcoming events. We are also hoping to have a new sign in front of the Arts 
Center so that more people know where we are! We would like to have more workshops this year. 
We had a wonderful watercolor workshop last summer with Dustin Kjiight and hope to have her 
again. The Council is always looking forward and would like more people to enjoy the Uttle white 
building on the hill! 



Sarah D. J. Carter Lecture Fend Committee 

Sarah Davis Jaquith was born in Wilmington in 1832 and was married to Cyrus Lewis Carter in 
1874. Before her death in 1907, she made a provision in her will stating, "I give and bequeath to the 
Town of Wilmington the sum of six thousand dollars in trust to invest the principle sum and to 
expend the income in maintaining courses of programs for the benefit of the people of Wilmington." 

At the Town Meeting of March 1, 1909 it was voted to accept the bequest. Daniel T. Buzzell, Caleb 
S. Harriman, Arthur T. Bond, Robert H. Gowing and James F. Kelley were the original 
Commissioners. The first program was held on October 28, 1910. 

One hundred years later, the Sarah D. J. Carter Committee has continued to bring to the people of 
WUmington interesting and entertaining programs. 

Our 2009 program was "And now... Mark Twain"; a solo performance by Richard Clark. The 
audience enjoyed this delightful look at the life and work of America's foremost humorist. The 
program was presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, in the Middle School auditorium. 

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Historical Commissioe 



The Wilmington Historical Commission continues to strive to preserve and conserve Wilmington's 
historical buildings and sites and to educate our citizens of the town's rich history. 

The year 2009 was a disheartening one for the Historical Commission. The historic Wilmington 
Town Pound built by the Town in 1814 was disassembled at the request of the homeowner upon 
which the Pound is located. The boulders which made up this structure are now on Town property. 
It is the goal of the Histoi'ical Commission to rebuild this historical landmark on public property. A 
site has been selected for this purpose and specifications have been designed. The Commission 
continues to work on determining who will perform this reconstruction and how it will be funded. 

Town Meeting voted another historic landmark, the old High School (Swain School) c 1914 be 
demolished. This school was a contributing building in our Centre Village Historic District and was 
listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Commission is grateful to the Public 
Buildings Department for allowing the Commission to go through and inspect the building and 
secure historic memorabilia for future display. 



On the brighter side of historic preservation, the 
Butters Farmhouse c 1682 rehabilitation project is 
progressing. The Commission is working with 
Menders, Torrey & Spencer who have drawn up 
initial rehabilitation plans. Through the municipal 
RFP process, a contractor will be chosen to complete 
the initial phase of work by June 30, 2010. Funding 
for this project has been made available through a 
$45,000 matching preservation grant from the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission. The 
matching funds to be used will come from prior 
Butters Farm donations. The Commission hopes 
that soon a family will Uve in this house as it has 
for over 325 years. Butters Farmhouse 

In 2005, the Commission, through a grant, renovated the West Schoolhouse c 1875. The 
Commission's goal was to see the budding once again used for municipal purposes. The Commission 
is delighted the Veterans' Agent's office has been estabUshed in this historic building. 

On Veterans' Day, the Wilmington Historical Commission hosted their second annual display of 
mihtary photos and artifacts in the Fourth of July building. With the support of Veterans' Agent, 
Lou Cimaglia and numerous volunteers, our Museum Curator, Terry McDermott, created a military 
exhibit which was well attended. 

Chairperson Carolyn Harris and Museum Curator Terry McDermott spoke about the Historical 
Commission's goals and museum activities on WCTV's Organization Night. 

The North Reading Historical Society invited Chairperson Carolyn Harris and Museum Curator 
Terry McDermott to be guest speakers at their meeting. They discussed Wilmington's Historical 
Commission projects and the development and administration of the Wilmington Town Museum at 
the Harnden Tavern. The program was well received by the North Reading Historical Society and 
their guests. 

Memberships in the American Association for State and Local History, New England Museum 
Association, Historic New England, National Trust Forum, American Association of Museums, 
Preservation MASS and the Woburn Historical Society were renewed. 




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The Historical Commission continues to oversee the activities at the Wilmington Town Museum at 
the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern. We work closely with, and support the efforts of, Museum Curator 
Terry McDermott. As attendance in activities continues to grow, the Commission wishes to thank 
the citizens of Wilmington for their interest in the programs presented. 

The Historical Commission welcomed the Harndens back to the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern for 
their second family reunion. 

The Historical Commission thanks the Friends of the Harnden Tavern for their hard work and 
support. They hosted their first Maple Sugaring Day this spring. This new event was extremely 
well attended. Their Harvest Festival and Holiday Social were also crowd pleasers. We also thank 
the Wilmington Garden Club for their help on the Tavern grounds; especially the maintenance of the 
herb garden. We thank the Wilmington Minutemen for their support in the activities held at the 
Harnden Tavern. 

Thank you to the town administration for all their support in the Historical Commission's endeavors. 
Thanks also to the Public Buildings Department and Public Works Department for all their 
assistance. In addition, we wish to thank Representative James Miceli, Representative Charles 
Murphy and Senator Bruce Tarr for their continued support of Historical Commission projects. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission meets on the second Monday of the month. 

Col. Joshua Hamden Tavern and Wilmington Town Museum 

The stated mission of Wilmington's Town Museum is to "preserve and present our community's 
history." In the past year we have been particularly fortunate to be able to work with Wilmington's 
Veterans' Agent and the Wilmington Memorial Library, among others, in planning events that 
inform the public about the history of our town and our nation. Some of these events include: 

February - / Thought The Museum Might Want This.... 

An exhibit of various donations from local residents. We posed the question "What 
types of things do people donate to the Wilmington Town Museum? What do these 
things say about us and the history of our town?" 

March - Wilmington's Citizens Go To War 

An exhibit of wartime memorabilia from local residents. This exhibit was in honor of 
the Wilmington Memorial Library's "Wilmington Reads" program featuring The 
Things Thev Carried by Tim O'Brien, a novel of the Vietnam War. 

Book Discussion - The Things They Carried 

This event was held in conjunction with Wilmington Memorial Library's "Wilmington 
Reads" program. Participants met at the Town Museum and discussed whether this 
book was an accurate depiction of the Vietnam War era and how that war affected 
their lives. 



April - Maple Sugaring Comes to Wilmington! 

Breakheart Reservation and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and 
Recreation brought a "travehng sugar shack" to the grounds of the Town Museum for an 
outdoor demonstration of maple sugaring techniques. Visitors saw demonstrations 
featuring the history of maple sugaring in New England, tree tapping techniques, sap 
boihng, etc and got a taste of real maple syrup! 

May - Wildwood School Visits the Town Museum 

Wildwood School kindergarten students returned to the Town Museum for a tour, 
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June 



July & 
August 



Camp Acres Day 
Representatives from Camp 40 Acres 
made their annual presentation at the 
Museum, bringing information and 
photo displays about Wilmington's 
popular day camp. 

Flag Day Exhibit 
On Sunday, June 14, with the 
Minutemen conducting their annual 
Flag Retirement Ceremony on the 
property, the Town Museum was open 
for tours. 




Camp 40 Acres visits the Town Museum 



Brown Bag Lunch and Games 

As in previous years, guests were invited on Fridays throughout the summer to eat 
lunch on the lawn of the Tavern, overlooking the Wilmington Garden Club's herb 
garden, followed by simple games and crafts for children. Shuttlecock (or 
badminton), cup and ball and the game of graces were among the old fashioned 
activities available to visitors on these days. The Carriage House was also open for 
tours. 



October - Harvest Festival with the Friends of Harnden Tavern 

In spite of a rainy start, this year's Harvest Festival was a great success, with many 
visitors braving the inclement weather to visit the Museum and see demonstrations 
of cooking, candle making, cider pressing and more. 



November- Veterans' Day Exhibit 

In conjunction with the town's annual Veterans' Day Ceremony, the Town Museum 
was pleased to be able to work with Louis Cimaglia, Wilmington's Veterans' Agent, in 
our second annual exhibit of veterans' memorabilia at the 4'^ of July Building. 



December - Annual Holiday Social with the Friends of Harnden Tavern 

As always, the Friends of Harnden Tavern started the holidays in style with their 
annual Holiday Social. With assistance from the Wilmington Garden Club, the 
Tavern was decorated with an unforgettable array of greenery, special lighting, floral 
arrangements and fabrics. Musical entertainment from Cub Scouts Pack 56 and 
harpist Katelyn McFeeters was enjoyed by visitors as they sampled the Friends 
baked treats and enjoyed the festive decor. 



While maintaining the usual schedule of tours and 
events, the Museum continued to grow and evolve in 
2009. A book discussion event in March, in conjunction 
with the library's Wilmington Reads program, and a 
maple sugaring demonstration in April were new events 
for the Museum and well received by all who attended. 
In late spring, upgrades were made to the Museum's 
kitchen, a very welcome improvement in a room that in 
recent years has seen increasing use as many of the 
Museum's scheduled events are made even more 
enjoyable with refreshments. Another exciting 
development at the Museum was the acquisition of the 
Bond Collection. This collection, which consists of photos, 
deeds, maps, scrapbooks and other artifacts of 
Wilmington's history through the early twentieth century, 
had been purchased by the town and stored at the 
Wilmington Memorial Library for over ten years. An invaluable record of Wilmington's early 
history, it is now stored at the Town Museum in two fireproof safes purchased for that purpose. 




Playing quoits on a Friday afternoon at the 
Harnden Tavern 



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The Harnden Family visited the Museum in August, as part of their second North American Family 
Reunion. They are great fans of the Harnden Tavern! As descendants of one of Wilmington's 
founding families, they arrived from all over the United States to see one of their family's earliest 
homes. It is very rewarding to see how people who have never visited Wilmington before can 
appreciate this important artifact of our shared heritage. 

The Town Museum had opportunities this November to "take the show on the road!" In addition to a 
Veterans' Day exhibit at the 4*** of July building earlier in the month, the North Reading Historical 
Society asked if representatives of the Wilmington Town Museum would speak at their monthly 
meeting about the Harnden Tavern, the Town Museum and the Wilmington Historical Commission's 
role in promoting the Museum. A DVD of this presentation, which includes many photos of the 
building and remarks by Terry McDermott and Carolyn Harris, was made by the North Reading 
Historical Society and can be seen by request at the Town Museum. 

The Museum's collection continues to grow with donations from many people and families, including, 
among others, the Durkees, the Harndens, Howard Woolaver, Rick Barry, Christine Nelson and 
Ruth Swenson. The Museum is always happy to accept donations which enable us to better promote 
knowledge of Wilmington's history. The Museum is also happy to accept loans when they are 
deemed more appropriate than an outright donation. 

As always, many people contributed to the functioning of the Town Museum this year. Dave 
Landers of the Senior Center spent many hours inputting catalog information into the Museum's 
Past Perfect database; Adele Passmore continued to amaze with her incredible exhibits — she also is 
an endless source of information about all things related to Wilmington's history; Cassie Hurley, a 
college student who grew up in Wilmington, served an internship at the Museum during the 
summer, assisting with the move of the Bond Collection, helping with the summer children's 
program and generally filling in wherever needed. Steve Berghaus continued to promote the Town 
Museum's Carriage House, leading tours of the tool exhibit during special events, researching 
Wilmington's agricultural history, especially cranberry bogs and ice harvesting and creating a 
handsome wood identification sign for the front of the building. Joe Votano of USPhotoGroup 
created a beautiful collection of photos of the interior of the Tavern building. Keith Young, of North 
Reading, produced an incredible DVD of the Museum's presentation at the North Reading Historical 
Society and Bertha Deprez did anything and everything that needed to be done. 

The Friends of Harnden Tavern continued to 
support the Museum with the programs and 
services that make our Museum unique with 
annual events such as the Harvest Festival and the 
HoUday Social. The Wilmington Company of 
Minutemen can always be counted on to attend 
Museum events and lend their support. The 
Wilmington Garden Club maintained the herb 
gardens and other plantings around the property. 
They also did a splendid job of decorating a room for 
the Museum's Holiday Social in December. Cub 
Scout Pack 56 also helped make the Holiday Social 
a success, providing musical entertainment 
throughout the afternoon. 

The support of the Town and various administrative Cyrus Rich signing the Declaration of Independence 
departments is essential to the Museum's success. 
The Department of Public Works, the Public 

Buildings Department and Wilmington's Senior Center all provide services to the Museum at one 
time or another. Working with the Wilmington Memorial Library, the Recreation Department, the 
Veterans' Agent and the Wilmington Public School system enables the Museum to serve its citizens 
with varied educational and cultural programs, just as Carolyn Harris and the Wilmington 
Historical Commission envisioned over ten years ago. The Town Manager's office makes it all 
possible. 




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The Wilmingrton Town Museum at the Harnden Tavern exists to serve the citizens of Wilmington 
and It IS an institution we all share. The Museum is always accepting donations of items that 
illustrate aspects of Wilmington's history. Your story or artifact might be the cornerstone of our next 
exhibit! Call the Town Museum if you would like to donate something or if you would just like to 
look around! 

The numbers of visitors to the Town Museum continues to grow, over 900 people of all ages toured 
the Museum in 2009. 



Winter Hours 

Community Use 

Historical Commission 
Friends of Harnden Tavern 

Recreation Department 
Boy and Girl Scout Troops 
Public Schools 

Senior Center 

Wilmington Company of Minutemen 
Single Visit 

Functions 

Museum Programs 

Children's Programs 



Adult Programs 



Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
First Sunday of month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Third Wednesday of month, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 



Monthly meetings 

Monthly meetings 
October - Harvest Festival 
December - Holiday Social 

Children's Tea Parties 

Site Tours 

Students' Historical Research 

Wildwood School Kindergarten Site Tours 

Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program 

Meetings 

Camp 40 Acres 

Harnden Family Reunion 



Tea Parties 

Maple Sugaring Comes to Wilmington! 
Camp 40 Acres Day 

"Brown Bag Lunch & Games" summer program 

I Thought the Museum Might Want This (exhibit) 
Wilmington's Citizens Go To War (exhibit) 
Book Discussion with the Wilmington Memorial Library 
Veterans' Day Exhibit 



Family Programs Maple Sugaring Comes to Wilmington! 

Camp 40 Acres Day 
Flag Day Exhibit 

"Brown Bag Lunch & Games" summer program 
Friends' Harvest Festival 
Friends' Holiday Social 



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Recreation Department 



The Recreation Department's continuing goal is to offer high quahty, relevant programs and services 
to the residents of Wilmington. The Recreation Department aims to provide solutions to new 
challenges faced by residents in evolving life situations. New residents can meet others, parents can 
find a wide variety of reasonably priced programs for their children to sample, "empty nesters" might 
take a class or enjoy theater or sporting event tickets and residents of all ages continue to reap the 
benefits of group travel and assorted fitness programs. The Recreation Department has been in full- 
time operation for 39 years. The department is located in Room 8 at Town Hall. Office hours are 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The Recreation Commission, formed in 1953, acts in an advisory and policy making capacity. 
Volunteer members are: C. Michael Burns, Chairman; Sheila M. Burke, Vice Chairman; Charles 
Biondo, Mark Kennedy and Laurie Robarge. Commissioners are active in various groups, 
committees and clubs throughout town. 

The Recreation Office staff remains small, with only two full-time employees (Director, Deborah 
Cipriani and Senior Clerk, Linda Kanter) and one part-time staff (Clerk, Karen Campbell). In 
addition, there are over 110 part-time and seasonal employees and over 250 volunteers who help to 
run the department's programs. The department offers, on a year-round basis, an ever-changing 
slate of activities for residents of all ages. While the office is open Monday through Friday, 
recreation programs are scheduled virtually every day of the week and into the evening hours. 

A primary objective of the Recreation Department is to offer a wide variety of quality programs that 
are as affordable as possible. Registration fees remain low, especially in comparison to other towns 
or organizations. The department is funded by a variety of sources. The town appropriated budget 
provides for a full-time director and clerk as well as some limited supphes and staff training costs. 
Program fees fund the position of the part-time clerk. A combination of program fees and donations 
heavily supplement the town-funded budget. We strive to keep fees and costs low by utilizing cost- 
saving methods including the bid process, fund-raising and in-kind services. We continue to search 
for innovative ways to generate funds to offset costs for the recreation consumer. 

Volunteers are critical to the success of 
Recreation programs. Volunteers might 
find themselves spreading out candy for the 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, coaching a T-Ball 
or Basketball team or serving Breakfast 
with Santa to resident children and their 
families. We greatly appreciate our 
residents who give so generously of their 
time and most report that they also gain on 
personal levels by volunteering. We receive 
generous donations from local businesses 
and organizations. Some of these valuable 
contributors include: Analog Devices, 
Century 21 (Starwood), Children's Corner, 
Dunkin' Donuts of 321 Main St., Dunkin' 
Donuts of 195 Main St., Everett Lodge 
lOOF (Odd Fellows), Kiwanis, Lowell 




Volunteers fill eggs with candy for the 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt 



Savings Bank, Lucci's, Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife, Northeast Realty Partners, Patterson 
Dental, Representative James Miceli, Shriners, Sons of Italy, TewksburyAVilmington Elks, 
Wilmington Arts Council, Wilmington Fire Department, Wilmington 4'^ of July Committee and the 
Wilmington PoUce Department. 



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The Recreation Department continues to increase and improve our program offerings to meet the 
ever-increasing demands for classes, activities, entertainment and travel experiences. We actively 
solicit suggestions for future offerings and encourage our talented residents to consider teaching a 
class. The department strives to meet the increased demand for children's programs by expanding 
the scope and number of these programs. Our holiday and seasonal celebrations enhance the sense 
of community and identify Wilmington as a unique town. They include the Easter Egg Hunt, 
Fishing Derby, Concei'ts on the Common, Horribles Parade, Santa's Workshop and our own 
Breakfast with Santa. 

A mainstay of the Recreation Department is our sports leagues and programs. We consistently 
register over one thousand children each year for Jr. and Recreation Basketball Leagues. Other 
recurring and tremendously popular programs include: "The Rookies" T-Ball, Kinder Soccer, 
Aerobics and 35+ Basketball. Recognizing the benefits of physical activity, we have introduced new 
offerings this year that promote health and wellness including Beginner Tumbling, Thundercats 
Sports Clinics, Zuraba, Zumba Lite and Water Aerobics. 




Summer is extremely busy for the department as we offer a multitude of programs for families and 
residents. The Playground and Tiny Tots programs offer summertime recreation and socialization 
for Wilmington children. Other offerings include an opportunity to try something there is no time for 
during the school year. Some examples from this past summer include two basketball leagues that 
play outdoors under the lights in the evening, summer theatre workshops, sailing and kayaking 
lessons on the Charles River in Boston, golf and tennis lessons and several sports clinics. We offered 
a variety of trips in the summer including a day trip to Boston to ride the Duck Boats and tour 
Fenway Park, a day trip to view the Tall Ships, an overnight trip to Saratoga Springs, a mid-week 
trip to follow "our Red Sox" on the road to Washington, D.C. and a weeklong trip to tour Nova Scotia 
and ride the Cabot Trail. In addition, the Recreation Department is responsible for the oversight of 
the Silver Lake Beaches. The Healthy Wilmington Coalition, as well as our support of the 
Wilmington Walks program, will further expand possible outdoor recreational options for residents. 

We continue to offer movie and event tickets at reduced rates, and we are sometimes able to secure 
tickets to "difficult to come by" events such as the Red Sox, Lowell Spinners, Bruins, Celtics and 
Disney on Ice productions. We offer tickets to local theater productions for shows ranging from the 
Holiday Pops with Keith Lockhart at the Lowell Auditorium to "Jersey Boys" at the Shubert Theatre 
and "Dirty Dancing" at the Opera House in Boston. Many residents turn to our quarterly flyer when 
making decisions for their entertainment options. We offer great gift possibilities including 
discounted movie tickets and gift certificates that may be redeemed for any of our programs or trips. 
Increasing numbers of residents are choosing to give the gift of travel and recreation programs, 
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Our trips continue to grow in popularity as residents enjoy round trip transportation to and from 
Wilmington, reasonable prices and the ease of having a pre-planned itinerary. Perennial favorite 
day trips include New York City in May and December and monthly trips to Foxwoods Casino. New 
trips that were thoroughly enjoyed included a Valentine's evening trip to Mohegan Sun, two trips to 
enjoy a delicious luncheon and entertaining shows at the Newport Playhouse, a tour of the "Back 
Roads of New England" and the Quabbin Reservoir during the foliage season and a "Spirit of 
America" trip near Veterans' Day. During the summer the children enrolled in the Playground and 
Tiny Tots programs could participate in many age appropriate field trip excursions. We offer 
frequent theatre trips so that residents can easily purchase tickets to current offerings in Boston 
that include bus transportation, thus avoiding both parking and traffic hassles. In 2009 our 
overnight trips included: a Panama Canal Cruise, the Balsams Grand Resort, Red Sox Road Trips to 
Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Casino Escapes to the Connecticut Casinos in January 
and July, Nova Scotia and the Cabot Trail and Atlantic City in March and October. 

In an attempt to be as accommodating as possible, most Recreation programs can be registered for 
by mail or by drop-off in the Town Hall night slot. Our newsletter and many required registration 
forms are available onhne through the Town website, by accessing Human Services, Recreation and 
then Newsletter. Our flyers are also available in Town Hall, Wilmington Memorial Library and the 
Buzzell Senior Center. We hold special registrations outside of regular office hours for our most 
popular programs (Tiny Tots and Red Sox Ticket Sales). One of the most common requirements of 
the Recreation staff is to act as an information source. We answer a wide variety and large number 
of questions daily about local and regional services. 

The Recreation Department has made some significant investments in 2009 to improve the quality of 
recreational services and facilities. In the winter, we replaced non-functioning scoreboards at the 
Woburn Street and North Intermediate Schools. These new remote-controlled scoreboards, 
containing LED lights which offer sharper images, are enjoyed by Recreation Basketball 
participants, other town leagues and students attending these schools. In addition, the Recreation 
Department contributed $87,000 to erect a 26' x 52' pavilion at the Shawsheen School. This new 
structure provides much needed shade for the participants of our summer Playground Program, in 
addition to other recreational pursuits at this site. Funds for these projects were derived from 
program fees, trip commissions and donations. We look forward to the continued enjoyment of these 
projects by our residents. 

Wilmington is a suburban community, considered a "well located town", with easy access to major 
roads, parks and beaches, sporting events, theatre, arts and museums. Toda/s recreation consumer 
is searching for opportunities to access all of these area attractions, as well as local activities. The 
Recreation Department allows people to choose a new sport or science club, learn a new skill, 
socialize with fellow residents and enjoy recreation at a convenient location and at a reasonable 
price. These dynamics stress the importance of town support for the Recreation Department. The 
positive feedback and generous donations we receive are evidence of the appreciation of local 
residents and businesses for the Recreation Department. We are an ever-changing environment and 
a solution to the continual changing needs of our residents. The Recreation Department's ability to 
adapt and our commitment to provide quality service is a trademark that we stand by. 




Elderly Services 

The Department of Elderly Services seeks to maintain the highest quality of services and programs 
for its 3,976 elderly residents (over 348 elders are over the age of 85 and 3 are over the age of 100). 
The Department of Elderly Sei-vices is located at the Buzzell Senior Center on School Street. The 
center is designed to meet the challenges of a changing environment because it reflects and responds 
to the needs of the Wilmington community in which we serve. The center is a place where older 
adults can come together for services and activities that compliment their experience and skills, 
respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and 
encourage their involvement in and with the center and community. The center also offers helpful 
resources to older adults and serves the entire community with information on aging, support for 
family caregivers, training professionals, lay leaders and students and developments of innovative 
approaches to addressing aging issues. 

In 2009, the Department was very fortunate to be the recipient of $15,000.00 from the Lahey Clinic 
Community Benefits Grant for a fifth year. We were able to provide: 

• Country Line Dancing - (4) 8-week classes 

• Low Impact Aerobics Class - 52 weeks taught by a Certified Aerobics Instructor 

• Yoga Classes - (3) 8-week classes 

A Certified Yoga Teacher designed this class especially for seniors and is adaptable to individual 
needs and abilities. 

• Total Control: A Pelvic Wellness National Researched Program for Women in collaboration with 
YMCA (2) 7-week sessions - 2 times a week. 

It is a gynecologist designed and medically based total body workout that puts the focus on 
fitness from the inside out. This program was conducted by the Burbank Family YMCA, at the 
center, for Wilmington residents fifty-five and over. 

• CATZ Adult Fitness: Where the Athlete's Train - (2) 16 sessions of training (8-weeks 2 times a week) 
CATZ's goal is to improve posture and increase strength, flexibility and balance. This year was 

our second program with this organization and the response was overwhelming. CATZ has 
agreed to continue to be involved with our Department and the objective was truly accomplished 
to attract the "Baby Boomers" of Wilmington. 

There were over 16,885 elderly visitors this year 
who participated in the Buzzell Senior Center 
programs such as: socializing, exercise classes, 
dance classes, ceramic classes, nutrition classes, 
computer classes, arts & crafts, sing-a-long group, 
widow's friendship group, quilting group, walking 
group in collaboration with Harold Parker State 
Park and card playing. Over 80% of these classes 
are led by volunteers who they are dedicated elders 
who graciously give their time and energy. 

The funds that the Department receives from the 
Executive Office of Elder Affairs ($21,913.00) 
support a part-time (20 hours a week) Outreach 
Worker, part-time (10 hours a week) clerk and 
Part.apants of CATZ Adult Fitness part-time (10 hours a week) Program Coordinator. 

The monies in part also support the mailing and printing of our monthly newsletter, the "Buzzell 
Buzz." This comprehensive and entertaining newsletter is celebrating its 6"^ year and is written and 
edited by a wonderful group of volunteers. Without their time and dedication this newsletter would 
not be possible. The "Buzzell Buzz" not only provides information about activities and great photos 
of the Buzzell Senior Center but also information on available assistance Programs. These include: 
pre.scription programs, Senior Tax Work-Off Program, Fuel Assistance program, food stamps. 
Medicaid applications, RIDP] applications and other types of services that are available to the elders 
in the community. The newsletter can be found at the Buzzell Senior Center, the Town Manager's 
Office and the Wilmington Memorial Library. 




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The Town of Wilmington provides many daily services through the Department of Elderly Services. 
A free service that is rarely found in the surrounding Massachusetts area is free transportation for 
all the Wilmington elderly residents sixty and over. Transportation is provided within a thirteen- 
mile radius of Wilmington and we have a full-time van driver to meet their transportation needs. 
We are fortunate to have a van that is also equipped to handle a wheelchair along with its 
passengers. Transport of elders includes, but is not limited to, their medical appointments, shopping 
and to the Senior Center. The van continues to be a vital service to the elders of Wilmington. There 
were over 20,792 miles traveled to accommodate the elders in 2009. 

A full-time Respite Care Worker further complements transportation service as it also provides 
necessary transportation to medical appointments. With individualized attention given to the elder 
for doctor appointments, making sure the elder remains safe and able to communicate with family 
regarding vital information. This service is specifically for elders who are unable to be alone due to 
severe health conditions (cancer treatment, dialysis and dementia), hearing loss and/or overall 
weakness. There has been an increase in the amount of elders that need on-going transportation 
due to critical health issues. The respite care worker also provides home visits to elders that are 
isolated and need regular "check-ins" to make sure they are stable. Therefore, the Respite Care 
Worker position is a vital role for the community as a whole. 

The Department of Elderly Services continues to serve our home delivered meals program. This 
program provides the homebound elders of Wilmington with one hot meal five days a week, for the 
minimal cost of $2.00 per meal. There are approximately 60-75 meals delivered daily, Monday 
through Friday, to the elders of Wilmington. Elders not only rely on these meals, but also the daily 
contact. The drivers are responsible to return to the Senior Center after their deliveries to give an 
update on the elders they visit. The elders and their families are assured that if there should be a 
problem during the time of the delivery, the elder will be assisted and the families will be notified. 
Overall, the home dehvered meals program is a crucial part of the Department's services. A total of 
13,956 meals were served to the elders in our community in 2009. 

Another one of our continuing specialty programs is the "Medical Equipment Lending Program," a 
service that has increased in demand. Elders and their families can borrow equipment in order to 
stay home safely and assist in deferring the cost of such equipment. We offer wheelchairs, walkers, 
canes, bath chairs, benches and commodes. During the year 2009, we provided approximately 10-12 
medical pieces of equipment monthly. We continue to receive calls from elders and their famiUes as 
well as from the local Visiting Nurses' Association whom assist Wilmington residents. We continue 
to be fortunate to offer electric wheelchairs, scooters and electric recUners as part of this lending 
program. 

For the year 2009, the need for social service was on the 
rise: fuel assistance, health insurance issues. Medicare 
Fart D program, fiUng property tax abatements and 
deferrals, prescription costs (Prescription Advantage 
Program), protective service issues (elder abuse) and 
including the age bracket of 50-59 that are often 
ineligible for government programs. With this growing 
need, the Department continues to find themselves on 
the frontline of providing services and referrals. This, 
in turn, has increased the amount of home visits by the 
Director, outreach worker and respite care worker in 
order to meet the needs of the most critical cases. 
Another way the Department did further outreach was 
through our telephone reassurance program. With the 
assistance of our part-time outreach worker, she was 
able to make weekly calls (762 calls and 50 home visits 
this year) to our most critical homebound elders and 
home visits when needed. This type of communication 

not only keeps the Department connected in case of emergencies, but develops a bond of trust 
between worker and elder. 




David Landers and Adele Passmore worked at the 
Harnden Tavern in conjunction with the Property Tax 
Work-Off Program. Also pictured are Kathleen Black 
Reynolds, Wilmington Historical Commission, and 
Marsha Agostino during a visit from the Wildwood 
School Kindergarteners. 



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Other monthly services include Podiatrist, SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) 
coordinators Marilyn Penny and Charlotte Stewart, Shear Pleasure (hair stylist) and Attorney 
Nancy Hogan offers free monthly consultations to seniors in need. Annually, volunteer accountants 
from MTA, beginning the first week of February through the first week of April, assist Wilmington 
elders with their taxes at the Wilmington Town Hall Auditorium. For 2009, there were 180 elders 
ser\'ed through this program and several of them were able to receive additional monies due to the 
"Circuit Breaker" tax break. 

The Department collaborates closely with Town Nurse Judy Baggs, who visits the Senior Center 
weekly to provide blood pressure clinics, diabetic screenings and hosts weekly health sessions to 
address elder's health concerns and medical needs. Mrs. Baggs is able to make home visits to elders 
whom are unable to attend the Senior Center due to health ailments. 

The Department of Elderly Services and the Wilmington Memorial Library collaborated on three 
evening programs geared to preparing for retirement. On May 6, 2009 Attorney Nancy Hogan 
presented a seminar on Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney, HIPPA Medical Release and 
Comfort Care. On May 13, 2009 Alex Valdex, Operations Supervisor, presented a Power Point 
presentation on Social Security and Retirement Planning. Lastly, on May 21, 2009 Heather Hurd, 
presented "Health Plan Options for Retirees: Building Your Bridge to Security." This program was 
a success and we look forward to working with the Wilmington Memorial Library again for future 
events. 

Numerous studies show the benefits of intergenerational relationships not only for younger 
generations, but also for older adults. Elders who are involved in intergenerational activities often 
feel happier than those who do not participate. Some studies also suggest that increasing physical, 
cognitive and social activity through intergenerational programs might help improve health for an 
aging population and improve educational learning for children. Other research findings indicate 
that participation in intergenerational interactions have been positive and enjoyable experiences for 
older adults and improved their self-image. The Department of Elderly Services and the Wilmington 
School Department have been successful in developing strong intergenerational programs. 

One Wilmington High School student organization that has participated at the center is the Rotary 
Interactive students led by Jack Cushing. Over thirty students from this organization assisted in 
making our "Valentines Day Celebration" an outstanding success. They served 100 elders "Harrow's 
Pot Pie" lunch and fresh homemade desserts. In November 2009, over 85 students from this group 
organized and raked twelve elderly residents' yards. The elders were extremely appreciative for a 
much needed service. On May 7, 2009, we held our first "Wilmington Trivia Night," everyone was 
able to show off their knowledge of Wilmington. 

On April 8, 2009, the Department held a live performance from the students of "Strings Attached" by 
the Wilmington Middle School. This opportunity came about when an eighth grader, Janelle 
Engrem, contacted the Director inquiring about how she could volunteer for the Department of 
Elderly Services. As they conversed about several options it came to the Director's attention that 
Janelle was involved with "Strings Attached," thereby deciding upon a live performance in which the 
elders very much enjoyed. 

We would also like to thank "Strings Attached" Wilmington High School students for their 
outstanding performance on December 10, 2009 orchestrated by Ward Dilmore, Wilmington Music 
Department. Elders were able to enjoy a wonderful, live performance from the students followed by 
an afternoon of packaging goods and supplies for the Wilmington Food Pantry facilitated by the 
Wilmington High School Medical Careers Club and Sue Rowe, High School Nurse, and Wilmington 
High School Helping Services Club led by Lisa Desberg, Wilmington High School English 
Department. Over 1,500 food items were collected!!! 



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Other Wilmington High School groups include the 
Medical Careers Club and Wilmington High School 
who continue to be involved at the Buzzell Senior 
Center as well. In October 2009, they organized our 
fourth annual Game Day, thirty-five students 
participated in board games, card games and 
country line dancing. On March 4, 2009 the 
students had a "Saint Patrick's Day Green Theme 
Bingo" at the center. There were lots of fun prizes 
along with some great "green" desserts and the 
students and elders really enjoyed themselves. 
These groups also made it possible for our second 
variety show called "Wilmington Has Talent" to be 
such a success. Audrey Reed and David Landers St. Patrick's Day Bingo at the Senior Center 

produced this live variety show and the students 

assisted in the stage support, lighting and sound. The performance was on November 8, 2009 at the 
Wilmington High School Auditorium. We also thank Sue Rowe, Wilmington High School Nurse, 
Jason Luciano, Drama Teacher, and the Son's of Italy for their generous support. Due to the overall 
strong volunteer support we were able to raise $2,000.00 for our Wilmington High School 
Scholarship Fund for 2010. Thanks to everyone that was involved in making it a spectacular event. 

On May 22, 2009, when driving by the Wilmington Town Common one may have noticed a large 
group of Wilmington High School Students and senior citizens having a wonderful time together. 
This was an end of the year celebration for our intergenerational program. This event was made 
possible with the support from the Wilmington Board of Selectmen, Wilmington High School staff 
and students, Kiwanis Club, Department of Public Works, Department of Public Buildings, 
Wilmington Auxiliary Police and the elders. The evening included a Bar-B-Que, DJ, Line Dancing, 
Frisbee, Croquet, Badminton and several outdoor games. 

The Department would like to draw attention to students from Shawsheen Valley Technical High 
School and Wilmington High School who volunteered on their own at the center for the school year 
2008-2009. They were a wonderful asset in assisting in many "housekeeping" projects and social 
events. Again, we would hke to thank them for their effort in helping our Department. 

The year 2009 was a great year for strong volunteer leadership with the Elderly Commissioners: 
David Landers, Chairman; Carol Hulbert, Vice Chairman; Albert Lavalle, Rosemary Cross, John 
King, Mary Smith and Frank Sferrazza. This year they have continued to work very hard in 
accomplishing their mission as they work closely with the Director and assisted in meeting the needs 
of the elders of Wilmington. 

The Giving Tree this year was a huge success, therefore, we would like to thank the many 
residents that participated in our annual Giving Tree event and to Boy Scout Troop 56 who have 
been supportive for over eight years. This program would not have been possible without all the 
outpouring of generosity from the Wilmington residents, the Methodist Church, local 
organizations and surrounding towns. There were over 200 recipients who were overjoyed with 
appreciation. Thank you for making our 11'^ year such a wonderful success! 

The Department tries to be able to give back to the community in some small fashion. One example 
is our support to the Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund. On June 5, 2009, the Department 
of Elderly Services presented two Wilmington High School students with scholarships; recipients 
were Jacqueline Mailey and Michelle Brown. These two students were outstanding volunteers to the 
Department and to the town and we congratulate them and wish them well in their future 
endeavors. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their generous donations in 
2009: Dunkin Donuts on Middlesex Avenue for their daily supply of donuts; TewksburyAVilmington 
Elks for their Thanksgiving Dinner Dance that served 230 seniors this year; Rotary for their 
monthly donations for financially strapped elders and the Rotary Interactive Group; the Kiwanis 

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Club and a special thanks to all the clubs and businesses who donated generously for raffles and 
give-a-ways. We would also like to extend our thanks to our 135 dedicated volunteers who were 
"appreciated" at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. "Volunteers are the Strength and 
Heart of Wilmington". The Department is extremely fortunate to have the amount of volunteers and 
the dedication each volunteer shows. This year's volunteer appreciation award went to Jan Burke, 
our Home Delivered Meals Driver. She has been delivering meals for over 25 years and the 
Department appreciates all that Mrs. Burke has done especially for the elders of Wilmington. 

In addition, we would like to thank: 

• The group "Arise" from St. Thomas of ViUanova for Thanksgiving Dinner packages for several 
deserving elders. 

• EUa's Country Store for donating 100 hot dogs and rolls and Lucci's Supermarket for a friendly 
donation to our annual HoUday Fair. Second Grade Brownie Troop #61799, for making fleece 
blankets and donating them to the Buzzell Holiday Crafts Fair. Also, all the participants who 
volunteered at the 2009 Holiday Crafts Fair making it a huge success!! All proceeds from the 
fair go directly to the Buzzell Senior Center to help strengthen our programs and to develop 
new and innovative projects to serve our elders. 

• Wilmington Methodist Church for sponsoring an early dinner March 5, 2009 at the church 
with Uve entertainment for aU. There were over 90 elders that were able to enjoy a delicious 
chicken dinner and the talent of their children's musical group. 

• Abundant Life for offering several movie events throughout the year. 

• Danvers Bank employees "Courtesy Crew" assisted in our June 30, 2009 and December 1, 2009 
special homebound meal sponsored by the Wilmington Department of Elderly Services. 

• March 17, 2009 a delicious homemade corned beef and cabbage luncheon generously sponsored 
by Peter MacLellan and cooked by Lou Cimaglia to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. There were 
over 100 participants that were able to join us to cheer on St. Patrick's Day. 

• FilterFresh for their generous donation of coffee and supplies. 



The Commission works collaboratively with the Massachusetts Office on Disability and in 
conjunction with the Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP), attending conferences and 
trainings when appropriate. We follow new legislation affecting the disability community, contact 
our legislators and make sure other proper authorities are also aware. 

The Commission assists residents through information and referral for issues related to home 
accessibility, employment, transportation, service animals and independent living. 
We continue to survey sites open to the public and assess compliance with architectural accessibility 
for people with physical, visual, hearing or other disabilities in accordance with the Massachusetts 
Architectural Access Regulations and the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act. 

We currently have several openings on the Commission and are looking for interested people. Please 
contact the Town Manager's office for further information. 




Thanks to Town Manager Michael Caira and all town 
department heads for their help and ongoing assistance. 
Thanks to the seniors who volunteered hundreds of hours 
visiting elders in their homes; hospitals and nursing homes; 
the volunteers who delivered hohday catered meals (200 
meals in total) to the homebound and to the instructors that 
volunteer faithfully every week to instruct classes and 
programs. 




Tea Party at the Senior Center 



The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities is a commission 
established to address issues and concerns, as well as 
advocacy, for people with disabilities, their families and other 
concerned citizens or groups. 



TOP: jane Hill, Iginia Alamo, Phyllis Gorman, 
Jeanne Grant, Grace Mullens, Sue Aalarude, Paz 
Mendoza BOTTOM: Peggy Reese, Dave 
Landers, Bertha Deprez 



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The Department of Veterans' Services office is responsible for the needs of all the Veterans of 
Wilmington. It is the Veterans' Service Officer (VSO) to whom the unemployed, the indigent, the 
disabled, the ill or Veterans otherwise in need, first apply for assistance. The VSO interview's the 
apphcants, determines eligibihty and files requests for assistance. The VSO assists in filing for all 
Veterans' benefits including the Massachusetts (Chapter 115) program for indigent Veterans' and 
their dependents. The Town of Wilmington receives 75% reimbursement from the State for all the 
money expended by the Town of Wilmington under M.G.L. Chapter 115. 

In 2009, the Department of Veterans' Services moved its office to the West Schoolhouse at 141 
Shawsheen Avenue; however, we still use the mailing address of the Town Hall, 121 Glen Road. 

The VSO also assists Wilmington Veterans with applying for all other state benefits such as tuition 
waivers, grants, student loans, annuities, outreach centers, counseling, tax exemptions, 
Massachusetts cemeteries, employment. Veterans license plates and many more. Under the 
category of Federal Aid, Veterans are assisted in processing applications for benefits including 
service-related compensation, disability pensions, personal aid pensions, social security benefits, 
medical, education, housing, employment, medals, life insurance, death benefits and retrieving 
military records for Veterans who, without such records, would not be eligible for any benefits. The 
Wilmington Department of Veterans' Services has assisted Veterans to increase the federal benefits 
received by Wilmington Veterans through the Veterans Administration (VA) for Compensation, 
Pension and Widow Pension; over $2 milhon a year is being paid to Wilmington Veterans and their 
dependents from the VA. 

The Department of Veterans' Services and Local Heroes, Inc. hosted Operation Home Ties, Faces of 
Remembrance, a tribute to families who have lost loved ones while serving on active duty since 
September 11, 2001. Portraits were on display at the Wilmington Town Hall the week ending 
September 11, 2009. Gina Johnson is an artist from Woburn who has sketched all the faces of 
Massachusetts men and women who have died while in service since September 11, 2001. Her 
portraits have been displayed at the Massachusetts State House. 

The Department also works to coordinate public events such as Veterans' Day and Memorial Day. 
Louis Cimaglia, the Director of Veterans' Services for the Town of Wilmington, also serves as the 
Graves Officer. He is responsible for the decoration of all Veterans' graves in town on Memorial Day 
and to carry out commemorative activities related to Wilmington Veterans. 



OPERATION HOME TIES: FACES OF REMEMBRANCE 



Board of Health 



The otTice of the Board of Health is located in the Town Hall at 121 Glen Road in Room 5 and the 
Public Health Nurse's office is located off of the foyer of the Town Hall. The Board of Health consists 
of three members appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms. Serving on the 

Board in the year 2009 were Elizabeth (Libby) 
Sabounjian, who served as the Chairman, James 
Ficociello, D.D.S. and Jane WiUiams-Vale, M.D. The 
Director of Public Health is Shelly Newhouse, R.S., who 
was appointed after Gregory Erickson, R.S., C.H.O., 
retired in January after 24 years of service. Sharon 
White was hired in July to serve as part-time Health 
Inspector. The Public Health Nurse is Judith Baggs, 
R.N. The Animal Inspector is Ellen Sawyer. The 
secretary for the Board of Health is Kim Mytych. 

The administrative duties of the office include issuing 
permits, reviewing plans for subdivisions, septic 
systems and other development proposals, issuing 
enforcement orders and citations, holding hearings, 
keeping records, attending meetings, operation of the 
Shelly Newhouse and Gregory Erickson Board of Health website and other regular 

administrative duties. The Board of Health meetings 
were generally held twice monthly, on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 
Records of all meetings and other documents are kept at the office of the Board of Health. 

Environmental field activities included inspection of restaurants, retail food stores, cafeterias in 
industrial buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, the Fourth of July activities, caterers and other 
temporary food stands, percolation tests and soil evaluations, subsurface sewage disposal system 
inspections, recreational camp inspections, semi-public pool inspections, nuisance complaint 
investigations, hazardous waste investigations, housing inspections, smoking and tobacco law 
enforcement, lake water quaUty sampling, Canada Geese control, beaver control and other 
miscellaneous investigations and activities. 

Early in 2009 the Board of Health was directly impacted by the nation-wide peanut butter recall. 
With well over 175 products involved in the recall, the Director had to ensure that these products 
were removed from the shelves at all food establishments and schools. With products being added on 
a daily basis, the recall took months to ensure that we were in compliance. 

The cUnical component of the Board of Health is primarily the responsibility of the Public Health 
Nurse. The Department of Public Health mandated responsibilities include communicable disease 
surveillance, investigation and follow-up, adult and child immunization, Mantoux Skin Testing for 
Tuberculosis (TB) and TB Case Management. Non-mandated services include a number of health 
screenings and prevention and education programs. 

The Public Health Nurse is active in the Healthy Wilmington Coalition, Massachusetts Association 
of Public Health Nurses, Massachusetts Health Officers Association, Winchester Hospital 
Community Benefits Initiative, School Health and Wellness Advisory Committee and Community 
Health Network Area (CHNA-15). She attended a number of public health trainings and conferences 
and participated in weekly telephone conferences on HlNl and Seasonal Influenza. 

Elder Services included weekly screening and education programs at the Buzzell Senior Center, 
monthly screening and education programs at Deming Way Senior Housing and a presentation at 
A.I.M. (Access Is Mandatory for seniors living with challenges) at the Knights of Columbus Hall. 




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Education programs encompassed current health issues, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's 
Disease, fall prevention, food borne illness etc. In-home services provided to elders were home safety 
evaluations, health assessments, administration of prescribed medications and referral to medical 
providers and service agencies. 

The Public Health Nurse gave child and adult Hepatitis A 
and B, Tetanus, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, 
Pneumonia and Influenza Immunizations in homes and in 
the office. Other in home and in-office services include blood 
pressure, blood sugar and weight screenings, administration 
of prescribed medications, general health assessment and 
consultation and referrals to medical, mental health and 
social work providers. CPR certification classes were held for 
Town Hall and Library employees. 

Judy Baggs, Public Health Nurse conducts CPR 

The Salvation Army Good Neighbor Energy Fund Program certification class for Town Hall employees 

was administered. This program provides fuel and other 

energy assistance to income eligible residents. Referrals were made for assistance (basic living 
essentials, comfort and recreation services) to those in need. 

An Employee Health Fair was held in May in coordination with School Health Services Director, 
Doreen Crowe, RN. A number of local health providers from Winchester Hospital and the 
Wilmington community participated. The Pubhc Health Nurse and Doreen Crowe, RN, conducted 
personalized American Heart Association Cardiovascular Risk Assessments. Also, an added health 
fair feature this year was an "ASK the DOCTOR" component with Board of Health member Jane 
Williams-Vale, MD, providing private, individual health consultation. 

With the arrival of the novel HlNl virus, daily surveillance for Influenza-like illness in the 
community became a priority. Infection control practices were enhanced in schools and in public 
buildings. The Board of Health was tasked with the on-going responsibility of vaccinating the public 
against the HlNl virus. A limited supply of the vaccine came at different intervals throughout the 
fall season. The Board, in cooperation with Wilmington Public Schools, held various flu clinics for 
school-aged children. The Board also held small clinics in the Public Health Nurse's office targeting 
the priority groups: pregnant women, health care workers and those with chronic illness. Public Flu 
Clinics were held as vaccine became available and chnics were scheduled for the year 2010. 

The Director lead the ongoing activities of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Both medical and non 
medical members of the community are encouraged to join and become part of a public health 
emergency response team whose function is to respond to emergencies such as bioterrorism, 
hurricanes, vaccination planning and other such disasters. During the HlNl clinics and seasonal flu 
chnics, recruitment increased membership of the MRC by 47 members, making the total MRC 
membership 97 and counting. 

The Director served as a member of the Region 4A Coalition, a group of 34 communities designated 
by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). The coalition receives grant funding 
for local Boards of Health for emergency planning and infrastructure improvements for emergency 
response activities. In 2009, the Board of Health received grants and equipment from the region for 
improvements and upgrades for local emergency planning. In addition, we also received pubUc 
health emergency response funds for HlNl planning and preparation activities related to clinics. 

With grant funds from the MDPH the Board of Health purchased one Automatic External 
Defibrillator (AED) which was installed at the Wilmington Public Library. This brings the total to 
three AED'S in town buildings. Training was conducted by the Public Health Nurse for the staff at 
the Library. The Public Health Nurse continues as a site leader and training coordinator for the 
Board of Health PubUc Access Defibrillation Program. AED's can be used by trained personnel in 
the event of cardiac arrest. The Board of Health also purchased a large flat panel TV for the 
Emergency Operations Center located at the Pubhc Safety Building. The TV will prove to be a 
valuable tool during emergencies, using it to broadcast news updates and weather reports. 




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The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held its annual seminar at the Wilmington 
Middle School. This annual seminar is conducted for health officers in the DEP Northeast Region 
and IS hosted each year by the Wilmington Board of Health. 

The Title 5 Septic System Betterment Loan Program, which began in 1999 and continued every year 
thereafter, received funding again in 2005 and was reauthorized in 2009. Loans were made to 
homeowners which are to be repaid to the town through the betterment process appearing on the 
regular tax bill. This was made possible by a $200,000 grant from DEP and the Massachusetts 
Environmental Trust and will continue as monies are still available. 

The Canada Geese Control Program has continued operations throughout the year in cooperation 
with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

In a continuing effort to control the environmental impact of elemental mercury, residents can 
exchange fever thermometers containing mercury for digital thermometers at no charge at the office 
of the Board of Health. The office will also receive and recycle thermostats, mercury switches and 
any other items which contain mercury. The recycling of fluorescent light tubes containing mercury 
from the schools and public buildings continues and residents can continue to bring compact 
fluorescent lamps to the Aubuchon Hardware store located at 2261 Main Street, Tewksbury for 
recychng. This recycling program is supported by outside funding at no cost to the Town of 
Wilmington. 

The Annual Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats was held on April 4, 2009 at the Public Buildings 
Department on Church Street. A total of 250 dogs and cats were inoculated with the rabies vaccine 
by Dr. James Kim of the Wilmington Veterinary Hospital. This was an increase from last year. The 
next rabies cUnic is planned to be held on Saturday April 3, 2010. 

In 2009, the Healthy Wilmington Coalition (HWC) promoted another "Wilmington Walks" event on 
Labor Day. The Coalition had limited funds in 2009, but still continued to promote health and 
fitness throughout the community. Dr. Jane Williams-Vale continues to serve as the Coalition 
Chairperson. Information can be found at the HWC website at www.healthywilmingtoncoalition.org. 
The Healthy Wilmington Coalition meets once a month at the Town Hall and members of the 
community are welcome to attend and join the coaUtion. 

Funds Collected: 



Medicare B Reimbursement for Influenza 

Nurse's Total Fees Collected (various testing) 

Transport/Haulers Permits 

Animal Permits 

Funeral Homes 

Percolation/Soil Tests 

Sewage Disposal Systems Permits 

Food Establishment Permits 

Tanning Salons 

Installers Licenses 

Subdivision Review 

Photo Copies 

Recreation Camps 

Well Permits 

Rabies Clinic 

Pool Permits 

Housing Inspection Certificate Fee 
Ice Rink 

Tobacco Sales Permits 



10,050 
20,000 



300 
4,300 
200 
240 
600 
900 
2,500 
300 
50 
200 
4.600 



1,483, 
18 
5,500 
1,360 
200 
3,050 



85 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
79 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



TOTAL FEES COLLECTED 



$55,852.64 



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Effective July 1, 2008 the responsibilities of this position were assumed by representatives from the 
State Division of Standards. The following inspections were conducted by the Sealer of Weights and 



Measures for the Town of Wilmington: 

Inspections Number Sealed 

Observed and monitored oil truck deliveries 5 

Tested and sealed supermarket scales 59 

Tested and sealed pharmacy weights 41 

Tested and sealed truck scales 3 

Tested and sealed gas station meters 143 

Conducted random inspections of gas stations 13 

Price Verification 3 

Acted on complaints 2 



The Sealer of Weights and Measures maintains fairness in the marketplace. 




Innovative Foods/Good Wives Hors D'Oeuvres Inc. of Wilmington christened its new 22,000 square 
foot production facility on Thursday, March 5, 2009. From left are Jim and Chris Doherty, both of 
]MD Construction; Randy LeBlanc (at rear) o/TD Banknorth; Chris Collias, Chief Executive of Good 
Wives; Michael Caira (at rear), Wilmington Town Manager; Nina Robertson, founder of Good Wives; 
Doug Mitchell, General Manager of Good Wives; Mark Polito, Corporate Chef of Innovative Foods 



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EDUCATION 

WILMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

The Wilmington Public Schools continues its commitment to providing a high-quality educational 
experience in a supportive and safe environment. Planning and budgetary priorities continue to be 
favorable class sizes, strong curricula and instructional programs, health and safety, direct service 
to students, and the continuation of full day Kindergarten. The school district's Strategic Plan 
defines and publicly states its goals. It includes measurable goals which are reflective of the Plan's 
focus on student learning, the professional development of staff, integrating the use of technology, 
maintaining facilities, building strong relationships and communicating effectively with the 
community. The plan is used as a guide in defining how to continuously improve. The education 
reform era has been compromised in many school districts by too many initiatives du jour. 
Wilmington's educators stay focused on goals of the Strategic Plan. Wilmington's educational 
community will persist in using the plan as a guide in defining how to continuously improve. 

Wilmington's students Uve in a world that is global, technologically oriented and knowledge-based. 
The status of the world in the 21^' century requires our public education system to change as it 
prepares students for their futures. Life long learning skills such as self direction, adaptability and 
problem solving are now valuable elements of the PreK-12 curriculum. A new five year technology 
plan was authored and submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 
2009. Wilmington's continuing commitment to developing teachers' technology integration skills is 
evident in the five-year Technology Plan, which places a heavy emphasis on preparing teachers to 
optimize the integration of technology. Evidence of this commitment can be found in Wilmington's 
elementary and secondary schools. A Technology Integration Specialist now assists elementary 
teachers to increase their use of technology. The high school has a new and invigorated Business 
Technology Department. The year's capital improvements included an investment of $139,000 to 
replace old computers and to install SmartBoards at the high school. Not only do teachers need to 
know the capacities and application of various information technologies, it is expected that they 
recognize opportunities where technology can enhance teacher instruction and enrich student 
learning. 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) established a legal requirement that every child wiU 
achieve proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics by 2014. The purpose of the 
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement formula is to determine the progress students are 
making towards the 2014 goal. Determining a 
school's or student group's degree of progress is 
based largely on the Massachusetts 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
scores. MCAS assessments in these subjects 
(ELA and mathematics) are administered to all 
students annually in grades 3 through 8, and 
grade 10. Based on 2009 student performance 
data, Wilmington's students' performance, when 
viewed collectively, is rated very high in English 
language arts and high in mathematics. While it 
is important to know that many of Wilmington's 
students are making adequate yearly progress in 
mathematics and ELA, there are groups of 
students who are not making AYP. In recent 



years special needs students and economically School Committee Cimirmnn Margaret Kmie and Athletic Director 

disadvantaged students have been deemed to Edward Harriwn present Roger Lessard with a gift on his retirement as 

have not made adequate yearly progress towards Superintendent of Public Buildings 
the 2014 proficiency goal. An ABA (Applied 




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Behavioral Analysis) specialist was added to the district's staff this year. The addition of this 
position underscores Wilmington's increased investment in seeking greater achievement for all its 
students. The specialist applies behavioral principles to shape special needs' students' unproductive 
behaviors for the purpose of teaching students new skills to achieve success. 

As a district, Wilmington's English language arts (ELA) performance rating as measured by the 
Adequate Yearly Progress data is ''very high". This includes all levels of schooling - elementary, 
intermediate, middle and high. What is remarkable about student performance in English language 
arts is the comparison between Wilmington students and their peers statewide. At each of the grade 
levels tested (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10) the percentage of Wilmington students who performed at the 
proficient or advanced level is 8 to 16 percent greater than their peers' scores over the past five years 
of testing. During the past two years, 90 and 92 percent of the Wilmington High School's grade ten 
ELA students have performed at the proficient or advanced levels respectively. In 2009, 90 percent 
of Wilmington Middle School's grade eight students scored in the proficient or advanced categories. 
Over the past five years the percentage of Wilmington elementary students' performing as either 
proficient or advanced has been on average 10 percent higher than their statewide peers. 

Wilmington's mathematics' performance rating as measured by the Adequate Yearly Progress data 
is "high". In general, math performance at grades 3, 4 and 5 continues to improve since the 
implementation of the renewed elementary curriculum and text (Trailblazers Mathematics). Over 
the past five years the percent of Wilmington's grade 3,4 and 5 students that have performed in the 
proficient or advanced level on average is eight percent higher than their statewide peers. At grades 
6, 7 and 8 that number is 10 percent. At grade ten over the past five years, Wilmington High School 
students outperformed their statewide peers by an average margin of 18 percent at the proficient or 
advanced levels. 

Student growth and development is intimately connected to teacher growth and development. The 
divergent academic, cultural and social needs of our students demand that instructional methods are 
expanded to enrich the students' learning experiences. Wilmington provides its instructional corps 
with high-quality learning opportunities in order to increase their skills and abilities. Teachers and 
administrators engage in ongoing professional development to improve their instructional repertoire 
(how we teach) so that ALL students' optimum learning styles can be accommodated. Staff 
continually renews curriculum (what we teach) to ensure that it is current, relevant and aligned 
with state and national standards. The specific short and long-term professional development focus 
of the system is on implementation of updated curriculum, differentiated instructional strategies, the 
use of student performance data, and technology integration strategies. 

During 2009, Wilmington was successful in the pursuit of grant funds. In all instances the grant 
activities were aimed at goals of the Strategic Plan. The Massachusetts Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) awarded the Wilmington Public Schools (in 
partnership with Greater Lowell Technical High School) with a Data Based Decision Making grant 
($50,000). The grant provided in-depth training for teachers and administrators for the purpose of 
utihzing the DESE's Education Data Warehouse (EDW). The EDW is a "longitudinal data system" 
capable of reporting on and supporting the analyses of student and staff information over multiple 
years and across multiple schools. With these skills, members of each school's new Data Team will 
become more sophisticated users of student performance data. 

The Wilmington Education Foundation obtained a Danversbank grant ($7,000) for the purpose of 
raising the mathematics achievement of gifted students in the district's grade four classrooms. The 
project will provide teachers with a research tested, web based program developed at the University 
of Connecticut. Goals of the project will be to: 1.) raise the mathematical achievement of gifted 
students in Wilmington's Intermediate Schools; 2.) determine the program's effect on underachieving 
students; and 3.) increase the instructional differentiation skills of all intermediate level teachers. 

A group of nine school districts, including Wilmington, submitted a proposal and was awarded a 
three year (2009-2012) Teaching American History Grant ($1,000,000). The Teaching American 
History grant program was established in 2000 by Senator Robert Bird of West Virginia. The intent 
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appreciation for American history. The following school districts are involved as partners, Danvers, 
Dracut. Haverhill. Lowell. North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and Wilmington. Content 
partners include Boston College's Department of History, Primary Source, The Tsongas Industrial 
History Center and the L^niversity of Massachusetts at Lowell Graduate School of Education. 

Finally, Wilmington is a community that has always valued education as an investment in the 
Town's future. The staff of the Wilmington Public Schools is proud to serve the town's students, 
parents and citizens. The Strategic Plan and the individual School Improvement Plans will continue 
to evolve in response to changing conditions. However, the commitment to relentlessly improve 
learning environments where all students succeed will remain steadfast. 

WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

We are finally approaching the decennial visit of the New England Association of Schools and 
Colleges (NEAS&C) for accreditation. The staff, faculty, parents and students have worked hard 
over the past few years to complete the required self-study documents that will be used by the 
Wsiting team to develop their report for Wilmington High School. We look forward to a satisfactory 
visit and realize that there will be many new challenges for us to work on once the team has 
developed their final results. 

The Wildcat Project was started with a $6,000 grant that has helped us to develop drug and alcohol 
education and awareness programs for our parents and students. We have worked with the 
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group to develop presentations, general information 
and online education courses that will hopefully raise awareness and help our students to make 
more positive decisions. This year we will also host a mandatory pre-prom presentation for students 
who are attending the prom that will include their parents/guardians. 

Wilmington High School continues to move forward with technology improvements throughout the 
school. We had all of our computers replaced during the summer of 2009 and had several Mimio 
interactive systems and digital projectors installed in a many of our classrooms. Teachers have 
found it much easier to "go green" as they develop more ways to interact with their students 
electronically. Many of the teachers have been trained to create their own websites and there has 
been a recent explosion of Web 2.0 technologies being used to help with a solid delivery of curriculum 
and instruction. 

This year Mrs. Barbara Bishop, Guidance Secretary, Mr. Michael Nee, Assistant Principal and Mr. 
John Wood, Science Teacher, will all be retiring. Their service and commitment to the students of 
Wilmington spans many, many years. We wish them all wonderful days ahead! 

Business Department 

The Business Department continues to thrive and grow with many new and exciting events and 
academic activities available to challenge our students. All of the business classes at Wilmington 
High School offer a challenging curriculum that fosters critical thought, providing opportunities for 
problem solving and course mastery. 

Courses offered during the 2008-2009 school year included: Accounting, Business and Personal Law, 
Computer Applications, Desktop/Web Publishing, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, 
Introduction to Business, Marketing Management and a School to Careers Internship program. An 
introduction of web based technology in Accounting which allows students to complete all homework 
and tests using a paperless learning platform, was fully integrated with the text book in 2009. A 
second level Accounting II course was also developed and approved the next school year. It will be 
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A review of the Financial Literacy course was conducted and it will be renamed "Managing Your 
Money - Dollar$ and $en$e". This change better reflects the course content and focus on helping 
students develop critical money management skills including setting financial goals, investing 
money, budgeting money, managing debt and keeping money safe and secure. The title change will 
be effective for the 2010-2011 school years. 

The DECA Club, an association of marketing 
students, enhances the co-curricular education of 
students with interest in marketing, management 
and entrepreneurship. The DECA Club has had 
continued success competing with students at 
District, State and National level. Earlier this year, 
four DECA students and their advisor participated 
in the International Career Development 
Conference competition in California. At the start 
of 2009 in the December DECA Conference, over 19 
students competed and placed to earn a spot at the 
State Conference in March 2010. Placing at the 
State Conference of Massachusetts DECA allows Wilmington High School students participated m the 

them an opportunity to compete for the coveted ^^CA Business Competition 

national competition which will be held this year in Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, nine Life 
Skills students participated in the DECA District conference and were judged by Superintendent, 
Joanne Benton. All students received medallions and certificates for their efforts. 

The Honors Marketing Class organized a month long bake sale selling freshly baked, warm chocolate 
chip cookies after school. All proceeds were donated to fight Pediatric Cancer. The Honors 
marketing class developed a marketing campaign to generate interest in the cookies throughout the 
school and worked with the Life Skills classes and Food and Nutrition classes to bake and package 
the cookies for the after school sale. As a result of all their efforts, over $500 was raised and will be 
matched by Glad Corporation for a total impact of over $1,000! This is a great example of how 
Wilmington High School students strive to be community contributors. 

The Business Department's DesktopAVeb Publishing class has been studying ways to increase traffic 
to web sites the students built for specific businesses. To measure web visits they developed e-mail 
marketing campaigns and tracked the effects of specific strategies on web traffic. The students were 
able to identify what methods were most effective in increasing web sales and overall web activity. 
In Business Law, teams have been acting as tenants and landlords to develop and negotiate 
contracts for commercial leases and Purchase and Sale agreements. The class is also conducting 
cost-benefit analysis of leasing versus purchasing commercial property. Identifying key elements of 
real estate contracts, developing negotiation skills, and evaluating the financial impact of contracts 
gives the students the opportunity to apply what they are learning to actual business situations. 

English Department 

The Wilmington Public Schools grades 6-12 English Department believes we can inspire our 
students by providing them with opportunities to read and analyze diverse literature and to use 
language creatively and powerfully when writing and speaking. With an emphasis on helping 
students develop strengths as critical thinkers and effective communicators and providing a strong 
foundation of reading and writing skiUs, the grades 6-12 English curricula will prepare students to 
meet their next level of challenges. 

The 2009-2010 school year is the department's third year of curriculum renewal. The renewal 
committee is comprised of grades 6-12 English Curriculum Team Leader Lisa Desberg, high school 
English teachers Ms. Lisa Bellavia, Ms. Catherine Daley, Mrs. Meghan Estrada, Mrs. Claire 
Hitschler, and Ms. Mia Parviainen, and middle school English teachers Ms. Diana Kole and Ms. Jill 
Olson. The committee is reviewing instructional materials in addition to writing curriculum. All 
renewal activities align the department's curriculum with year four of the school system's Strategic 
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In the spring of 2010. the Enghsh curriculum renewal committee will present a complete curriculum 
package to the school committee. Year 4 and 5 of the process will then focus on implementation and 
evaluation according to the Protocol for Curriculum Renewal and Management. 

The following contributions of the English department members make a strong impact on curriculum 
renewal and other curriculum efforts; as a result, instruction and assessment are improving student 
learning. 

In November 2009, Ms. Marissa Bortone, Ms. Lisa Desberg, Ms. Maureen Dolan, and Ms. Maura 
Lynch took 125 English sophomore students to attend a live performance of Macbeth. In November 
2009. Ms. Parviainen's creative writing student Elise Musicant successfully completed National 
Novel Writing Month. During the month of November, Elise wrote a 50,000 word novel. In 
February 2010, Ms. Dolan will join foreign language teacher Mr. Daniel Indiciani and lead a group of 
15 students to Rome. Florence, Paris and London. Ms. Lisa Bellavia and Ms. Mia Parviainen advise 
the high school's literary magazine. Expressions. Expressions is holding a contest to send five 
Wilmington High School student writers to a two-day writing conference in March. 

Foreign Language Department 

The Foreign Language Department welcomed new teacher Ms. Tanya McSorley for the Middle 
School French position for the 2009-2010 school year. Ms. McSorley, a resident of Melrose, received 
her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from UMass Boston and taught French previously at Melrose 
High School. She replaced Mr. Michel Rabanal who sadly passed away on September 10, 2009 after 
a long illness. 

The new AP Spanish program which was introduced in the fall of 2008 is in its second year. Eighty- 
five percent of the students who took the AP Spanish exam in May of 2009 received a grade of 3 or 
better. AP Spanish is being taught by Ms. Terresa Pietro who also co-chairs the Foreign Language 
Club at Wilmington High School with Ms. Joanne 'Veliz. The Foreign Language Club has over 60 
members who meet once a month to learn about other cultures and sample traditional foods from 
countries around the world. In December, club members hosted an International Holiday Breakfast 
for faculty and staff and attended a performance of Cirque du Soleil at the DCU Center in Worcester. 
Ms. VeUz also chaperoned a group of 18 French students to Quebec over Columbus Day weekend and 
Ms. Pietro will be leading a group of students to Costa Rica over April vacation. 

Next year the Foreign Language Department is planning to offer Italian 3 which will allow students 
to complete a three-year sequence in Italian and fulfill the requirement for many State Universities. 
The Italian program is funded in part by a grant from the Centro Attivita Scolastiche Italiane 
(C.A.S.I.T.). Italian teacher Mr. Daniel Indiciani will be leading a group of 15 students to Rome, 
Florence, Paris and London over February vacation. 

The 2009-2010 school year is the department's fourth year of curriculum renewal. The new text 
book, Asi Se Dice - Levels 1, 2 and 3, has been implemented in the Spanish classes in grades 7 and 8, 
and in second and third year classes in the High School. The renewal committee is comprised of 
grades 6-12 Curriculum Team Leader Joyce Beckwith, Wilmington High School teachers Daniel 
Indiciani, Meghan Lynch, Terresa Pietro and Joanne Veliz and Wilmington Middle School teacher 
Cynthia Irish. This year the committee is preparing curriculum guides, reviewing the new 
instructional materials and developing assessments for them. 

Guidance Department 

The Wilmington High School Guidance Department continues its work on behalf of students and 
parents. This fall, "Connect!," an on-line platform for college application submissions, became a 
useful tool in the college application process. In September, the high school counselors sponsored the 
second annual Senior Parent Breakfast, a presentation for the parents of seniors geared towards 
clarifying the college search and admissions process. Over 70 parents attended this event. The 
PSAT was administered in October to 210 Grade 10 and 11 students, followed by SAT testing for 
seniors in November. On October 27, the Wilmington High School Guidance Department co- 



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sponsored the regional College Fair at the Shriners' Auditorium. The counselors were available at 
this evening event to answer questions and assist students in their college decision-making process. 
An On-the-Spot Admissions event brought UMass Lowell to Wilmington High School for interviews 
and admissions decisions. At this event, representatives of the university admitted 48 students to 
this fine institution. On November 4'*', a representative from UMass Lowell's Financial Aid 
Department, in conjunction with the counselors, presented a comprehensive program describing the 
Financial Aid Process. This well attended event was open to our Grade 11 and Grade 12 parents. 
On January 6"*, the Wilmington High School Guidance Department presented the Alumni 
Roundtable, a program that invites members of the Class of 2009 to return to Wilmington High 
School to share their college experiences with our current seniors. Over 35 alumni returned this 
year for a dynamic and exciting day. This program, revived in January 2008, is widely anticipated 
by administrators, teachers and students alike, all of whom enjoy hearing from our young collegians! 

The Guidance Department continues to embrace its initiative to provide career and future planning 
information for our students. In late January, sophomore students will participate in sessions using 
"Career Cruising," an online platform that assists in sorting interests, abilities, and future goals to 
offer options for college, career, and technical training. This program, begun in 2008, has been well 
received by students. In addition, students in other grade levels are instructed in using the program 
in one-on-one sessions with the guidance staff. 

To date, the Wilmington High School counseling staff has processed over 1,056 college applications. 
Students have been accepted to schools including Assumption College, Bridgewater State College, 
Curry College, Drexel University, Duquesne University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, 
Endicott College, Fitchburg State College, Framingham State College, Franklin Pierce University, 
Hofstra University, Johnson and Wales University, Lasell College, Liberty University, 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Merrimack College, Messiah College, 
Michigan State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Northeastern University, 
Pace University, Saint Anselm College, Salve Regina University, Simmons College, Springfield 
College, Stonehill College, Suffolk University, The New England Institute of Art, University of 
Hartford, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, University 
of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Ursinus College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Mathematics Department 

The Mathematics Department at Wilmington High School is comprised of 11 full-time teachers each 
teaching five classes and one Curriculum Team Leader who teaches three classes. We have two new 
members of the Mathematics Department this year. These teachers are starting their teaching 
careers, one who is retired from the actuarial field and the other who has just graduated from 
Stonehill College. 

The courses offered in the Mathematics Department range from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus. A 
large percentage of Wilmington High School students complete four years of Mathematics, although 
at this time the requirement is three years. At this time our current sophomores, juniors, and 
seniors complete their three year program with Algebra 2 and may choose a fourth year of 
mathematics from one of our senior electives which include 2 programming courses. Algebra 3, Pre 
Calculus, Introduction to Trigonometry, Introduction to Probability & Statistics, Statistics, Honors 
Calculus AB, and AP Calculus AB. Many of our current ninth graders have completed Algebra 1 in 
grade 8 and are enrolled in Geometry this year. They will advance to Algebra 2 as sophomores and 
will have the opportunity to expand their mathematics experience beyond Algebra 2 as juniors. We 
anticipate a revision to our High School Mathematics Program over the next several years as we 
anticipate the need to expand our offerings and begin our curriculum renewal process. We are in the 
first year of this process which requires a review of our current program followed by a needs 
assessment based on this review. At this time, the teachers in the mathematics department have 
examined the mathematics programs of many of the area high schools and are comparitig their 
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Our students continue to improve in our standardized testing. MCAS results were very positive 
again this year with ahuost 90% of our tenth graders achieving either in the Proficient or Advanced 
status. We continue to offer a "Math Workshop" course to our tenth graders as a preparation for the 
May exams. This course is designed to reinforce skills and to develop test-taking strategies. We also 
offer opportunities for extra preparation for eligible students through our Academic Support Services 
Program which is offered three different times during the school year as well as over the summer 
months. This program is funded by a grant which has been approved by the Massachusetts 
Department of Education. 

Our Advanced Placement testing in Calculus AB also demonstrates positive results with 100% of 
those tested achieving a qualifying score on the 2009 exams. 

SAT Review classes are also offered through both the English and Mathematics departments. These 
classes are scheduled in the fall and also in the spring. Classes are offered in the evenings during 
the week and on Saturday mornings. The fall and spring sessions usually run for the six weeks prior 
to the SAT tests which are administered in November and December and in May and June. 

Science Department 

Improvement and renewal of the high school Science and Technology /Engineering program 
continued through 2009 with the adoption of new textbooks in Biology B, Chemistry A and H, 
Physics H, Introduction to Technology and CAD. These purchases effectively completed renewal of 
textbook resources for the high school. New materials were selected based upon alignment with 
State learning standards, local curriculum, assessment support and technology integration. 
Curriculum maps and syllabi were updated to reflect the new resources as well as school-based 
learner expectations and department/school/district philosophies. One of the curricular changes that 
has been factored into the renewed curriculum is planning for the administration of the Introductory 
Physics MCAS for freshmen completing the Physical Science A course. This change will provide 
students with an additional opportunity to pass the Science MCAS which is now a graduation 
requirement. Prior to this, the majority of students took the Biology MCAS in the tenth grade. 
Although performance of students on the Biology exam was excellent in 2009 (96% of students 
passed), providing an additional opportunity to demonstrate achievement will benefit all students. 

The MassBioEd Biotechnology Grant which was awarded to the department in the spring of 2008 
provided a second year of funding in 2009 in the form of $1,000 for expendable supplies. Biology is 
by far the most expendable supplies-intensive course in the science program and the additional year 
of funding was a particularly helpful benefit. 

The Biocomplexity class again took part in World Water Monitoring day. The class of 2009-2010 
took over where last years class left off monitoring four sites along major tributaries leading into the 
Ipswich River, as well as Silver Lake. Students analyzed water samples to document water quality 
and the data was submitted into the WWMD's global database. Materials were also purchased in 

2009 to allow Aquaculture students an opportunity to explore aquaponics. Aquaponics combines 
growing plants in water rather than soil (hydroponics) with using the water that the fish grow in as 
the nutrient source. Biotechnology, BioComplexity and Aquaculture, as elective courses, have been a 
very successful component of the high school science program and continue to attract increasing 
numbers of students beyond the three-year science requirement. 

The middle school science program continued to benefit from the new Science Explorer textbooks and 
additional lab supplies. Teachers worked through 2009 by adapting lessons developed from the old 
resources and integrating technology to a greater degree. Another initiative started in 2009 to 
improve the middle school science curriculum was a more focused analysis of End-Of-Course (EOC) 
exam analysis. Data from the spring 2009 test administration was collected and organized by CTL 
Jim Megyesy and presented to teachers with specific analysis questions designed to identify areas of 
strength and weakne.ss in the curriculum based upon student performance. As a result, teachers 
came away from meetings with specific areas of the curriculum that needed more attention and/or 
different strategies for supporting learning standards. Work with EOC results will continue into 

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In summary, the science program at both the middle and high school continues to benefit from 
initiatives associated with curriculum renewal. 

Social Studies Department 

The Wilmington High School Social Studies Department is very fortunate to have been invited to 
participate in History Connected, a Teaching American History Grant provided by the United States 
Department of Education. Wilmington is one of nine school districts that will participate in this 
grant program, which runs from the 2009-2010 school year through the end of the 2011-2012 school 
year. Ms. Kara Gleason, a history teacher from Reading High School, serves as the project director 
of the grant. Grant activities are developed by the Reading Public Schools in conjunction with the 
Boston College Department of History, Primary Source, the Tsongas Industrial History Center and 
the UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education. 

WILMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 

As of October 1, 2009, Wilmington Middle School maintained an enrollment of 946 students: 297 
sixth graders, 339 seventh graders and 310 eighth graders. 

Wilmington Middle School parents, teachers and administrators worked collaboratively in 2009 to 
develop our mission statement and core values: "Wilmington Middle School will provide a safe 
learning environment for all students and will inspire academic and social confidence, promote 
citizenship, and encourage responsibility resulting in well-rounded individuals." Each and every 
day, we try to have students and staff, model our core values of: responsibility, citizenship and 
confidence. 

WUmington Middle School celebrated the ninth annual Inclusive Schools Week during December 7*^ 
through December 11*. It was a time to reflect and acknowledge the work that the schools, families 
and communities do to promote inclusive education for all children. 

The Wilmington Public Schools strives to provide equal access and equal opportunity for all of our 
students. The Transition, Strides and Life Skills classrooms hosted an opportunity to foster 
awareness of the importance of inclusion. Students from each grade level worked with some of the 
stud ents in these specialized classes. Students from each grade volunteered to dedicate one Unified 

Arts period on Tuesday December 8*^^. On December 
8th, students met in the cafeteria to create an ability 
ornament that was displayed on an "Ability Tree" 
designed by Neal Roberts, art teacher. The theme of 
the week was that "Every Child Has a Gift; They Just 
Open Them at Different Times." 

Eighth graders participated in the MathMovesU 
Contest sponsored by Raytheon. In December, students 
were given instructions about an essay contest, "How 
does MATH put the ACTION in your PASSION?" 
Students who entered were considered for one of fifty 
$1,000 scholarships. In the spring of 2009, we were 
Middle School Student hangs an ornament on the informed that Wilmington Middle School student Erin 
"Ability Tree" Berube was awarded the $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 

for the Middle School. 

Wilmington Middle School continues its curriculum work with "Second Step," a violence prevention 
program. In the winter of 2009, all teachers were trained in the Second Step curriculum, lesson 
planning and hands-on activities. In March of 2009, students and staff participated in a school-wide 
team building activity that promoted cooperation, respect and collaboration. Through Second Step, 
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With the assistance of the Middle School AED Committee, Wilmington Middle School now has an 
Automated External Defibrillator located in the main lobby. Wilmington Middle School is fortunate 
to have had the support of the PAC, the staff, and the students that allows us to have this emergency 
tool on site, available to the school community and the public. 



Wilmington Middle School fosters a climate where young 
adolescents can develop academically, socially, emotionally and 
physiologically. Students are challenged to meet the demands of 
the state-wide Curriculum Frameworks. Students are 
encouraged to join the many extra-curricular offerings after 
school, such as Drama Club, Math Team, Student Council, 
Homework Club and Peer Mediators. We hope Wilmington 
Middle School students are inspired to become a part of their 
school and to find their special "niche!" 

hiclnsivc Education Week at 

English Department Wilmington Middle School 

We welcome Ms. Diana Kole as an 8'*^ grade Wilmington Middle School English teacher. 

Welcome back to Ms. Jill Olson who returns as a long term English substitute for the second year. 
Ms. Olson created and maintains a class website for her students. 

Ms. Kole is the co-advisor of the middle school's newspaper. Paw Prints is published bi-monthly in 
the Town Crier . Wilmington's weekly newspaper which has a 15,000 person readership. The Paw 
Prints staff has had nearly 40 students; it is one of the few middle/high school student-run 
newspapers in the country that is published in an actual newspaper. 

Social Studies Department 

The Wilmington Middle School Social Studies Department implemented brand new geography 
textbooks in the seventh grade at the start of the 2009-2010 school year. The textbook selection 
committee began the search for a new textbook in the fall of 2008. The field was narrowed to two 
finalists, which were piloted during the winter of 2009. In the end, the textbook selection committee 
determined that Glencoe's Exploring Our World (2010) would best meet the needs of Wilmington's 
seventh grade students. 

NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

There are currently 341 students at the North Intermediate 
School in grades 4 and 5. There are seven fourth grade 
classrooms, eight fifth grade classrooms, and one 502.4 Special 
Education classroom at the school. The only new addition to the 
North staff this year is Lauren Cade, our Speech and Language 
Therapist. Lauren joins us after working the past few years at 
our early childhood centers. Joining us on a full-time basis this 
year is Reading Specialist, Holly Banusiewicz. Last year HoUy 
divided her time between the North and West Intermediate 
Schools. HoUy has made an immediate impact with the 
Holly Banusiewicz and Sheila Burke implementation of a before school "Book Club." She, and fifth 
promoting their before school book club. grade teacher Sheila Burke, meet once a week with students to 

read and discuss various pieces of children's literature. She has 
aLso written and received a grant through the Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF) to 
purchase copies of the books they are reading for our school library. 

Our students continue to have access to a broad academic curriculum that includes 
Reading/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Students also participate in a variety of 
specialist periods each week. Music, Art, Physical Education, Library/Media, Health, Chorus and 
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We continue to work to update and improve our Technology program. This past year, with the 
assistance of our PAC, we were able to purchase seven new In-Focus projectors for classroom use. It 
is our goal to eventually have one of these projectors installed in every classroom at the North 
Intermediate School. A Mimeo device was recently installed in our computer lab. This device 
converts any standard whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard, much like a SmartBoard. Mrs. 
Peachey, our Library-Media instructor continues to expand her use of our E-Instruction Classroom 
Performance System (CPS) in her classes. This interactive technology allows students to respond to 
curriculum questions in real-time using individual "clickers." It also allows the instructor to gather 
individual and group assessment data instantaneously. Several of our teachers have implemented a 
document camera into their instruction. We currently have two of these in our building. Through 
the assistance of the WEF we recently were able to purchase a GradeMaster 600 Scanner. This will 
allow us to quickly and efficiently grade student assessments as well as electronically store student 
data for future use. Our grade 4 students will soon begin utilizing the Renzulli Learning System. 
RenzuUi is an on-line educational learning system designed to match student interests and learning 
styles with a vast array of educational activities and resources. All of our students continue to work 
on a web-based program entitled "Brainchild" as a means of preparing for MCAS testing. The 
addition of Lisa Ippolito, our new Technology Integration Specialist, has been extremely beneficial as 
we seek out new ways to make technology accessible to our students and to integrate technology into 
the general curriculum at the North Intermediate School. 

Our grade 5 students will, once again, participate in the Outdoor Life program this year. This 
alternative curriculum presents students with a comprehensive, hands-on learning model that 
integrates all the major subjects through engagement in a variety of outdoor activities. The 
program, which takes place at Camp Forty Acres, will run for four days in the spring this year. 

I North Intermediate students continue to participate in the 
Math Facts Challenge. Students are evaluated on a 
weekly basis on their ability to complete math facts 
problems in a timely manner. Students are tested in the 
four basic math operations (addition, subtraction, 
multiplication and division). As they successfully complete 
each operation they are rewarded by their classroom 
teachers with a pencil which recognizes their achievement. 
When all four operations have been successfully mastered 
students are awarded a certificate and have their name 
Students receive certificates for completing and picture added to our "Math Facts Superstars" bulletin 

Math Facts Challenge board 

The North Intermediate School continues to use Peer Mediation as an effective means of helping 
students resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner. Empowering children to talk through their 
problems, with the support of their peers, and to formulate mutually acceptable solutions has proven 
to be a highly effective means of deterring future conflicts in our school. 

For the second year at the North Intermediate School, we have implemented a Grade 5 Student 
Advisory Council. Representatives were elected from each classroom. These representatives meet 
periodically with the principal to discuss school-wide issues that impact our school. Empowering 
students to have a voice in school decisions has proven to be an effective way to improve school 
climate. 

Communicating with parents and the community are a top priority at the North Intermediate 
School. Three primary forms of communication are used. E-mail has been adopted as the quickest 
and most efficient means of communicating information in a timely manner. All staff regularly 
communicate, both among themselves and with parents, via e-mail. Secondly, we use our school 
website as a means of communicating more general school information. Lastly, and often in 
conjunction with our website, we utilize the Alert Now phone information system. We have found 
that sending out phone messages to alert parents of upcoming events, and/or directing them to the 
website for more detailed information, is both timely and efficient. It has also allowed us to conserve 
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Safety continues to be a high priority at the North Intermediate School. In order to ensure the 
continuous uiiprovement of these practices the safety committee meets regularly to discuss ways to 
implement new procedures to address our changing needs. We have continued the process of 
providing room keys to all teachers and staff members and to require all volunteers complete CORI 
forms and all staff members wear l.D. badges. Visitors and volunteers are also required to wear 
badges whenever they are in the building for any reason and all staff members are required to have 
CORI checks completed. Various fire and emergency drills are conducted regularly to ensure 
readiness in the case of a real emergency. It is an ongoing goal of the Noi-th Intermediate School and 
the Wilmington Public Schools to anticipate any possible emergency situation and to develop a plan 
to ensure the safety of all students and school personnel. 

The North Intermediate School is extremely appreciative of the PAC for its ongoing generous 
support of our school and its programs. The fundraising activities they sponsor each year generate a 
considerable amount of money for programs and materials that benefit the school and enhance the 
curriculum. They provide enrichment programs for our students and generously purchase a variety 
of materials for the school. Two PAC-sponsored activities that are extremely well-received are our 
annual Girls' Dance and Boys' Night Out. The North Intermediate School is grateful for the hard 
work and support of the PAC. We recognize it is the combined efforts of parents and teachers that 
create an atmosphere for learning which strives to meet the needs of each child and fosters the well- 
being and success of all students. 

WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

The West Intermediate School prides itself on creating a positive environment; greeting children by 
name and making each child feel valued as members of the school community. The West 
Intermediate School staff is always working together to improve the quality of instruction and the 
service to children. We had several changes in the staff in the year 2009. New staff members this 
year include teachers Kim Hamelin, Bridget Fleming; Educational Assistants Angle Hannon, 
Stephanie Gewlas, and Beth Lawrenson; and CARES coordinator Megan Sullivan. Erin Healey, 
grade five classroom teacher, was chosen as the new lead teacher at the Wildwood Early Childhood 
Center for the upcoming year. 

Staff members participated in professional development activities that support the District Strategic 
Plan and the NorthAVest Intermediate Schools Improvement Plan. These professional development 
activities focused on expanding the use of technology, both in everyday teaching and student 
learning. We continued on the technology theme throughout the year in our building-based meetings 
as well. We also revised our grade four and five report card to a combination standards and letter 
grade format. We continued with our web-based curriculum "Brainchild", which allows students to 
work individually on strengthening their skills in math and language arts. 



In the classrooms, aside from everyday lessons, we participated in 
many additional activities. An important goal at the West 
Intermediate School is to instill in the children a sense of personal 
achievement and social awareness. To this end, we had Explorer 
Day, Poetry Day and Math Immersion Day, participation in 
Wilmington Fire Department's Tovs for Wilmington Children , 
collecting food for the local food pantry, the annual winter coat 
drive sponsored by Anton's cleaners and continued participation in 
Box Tops for Education. 

Fourth Grader'^ pack up ctonated /oi/s for 

"Toys for Wilmington Children " Specialists at the West Intermediate School continued to involve 

the children in activities to enrich the children's participation in 
their clas.ses. In Gym, there was a student basketball tournament and a walking club for any 
interested students. In Art, children participated in the Reading Municipal Light Department's T- 
Shirt contest; made pottery, murals and collages that were displayed throughout the school. In 
Music, the children participated in both winter and spring concerts, where their families were 
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The Wilmington CARES program operates daily from the West 
Intermediate School and is an integral part of our school 
community. This year, Megan Sullivan took over as site 
coordinator at the West Intermediate School. In addition to 
regular daily activities, she has also arranged for the children 
to attend sessions at GymStreet USA and for groups of children 
to spend time working on crafts projects at the Wilmington 
Health Care Center, which is a nursing home and 
rehabilitative center. 



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West Intermediate students participate in 
the Wilmington Educational Fund Walk 



The ShawsheenAVest PAC continues to support grades one to 
five at both the Shawsheen Elementary and the West 
Intermediate Schools. They provide Student Planners and West Intermediate School t-shirts for 
every child in the building. They fund enrichment programs, which included Mister Magnet, 
Techsploration/Simple Machines, Go for the Stars and a motivational presentation by Molly Sliney, 
two-time Olympic medalist in fencing. The PAC also organized additional activities such as the Ice 
Cream Social, Holiday Gift Fair, Grade 5 Student Yearbook, Family Game Night and the Grade 5 
Yearbook Signing Party, which is the final farewell to the fifth graders as they prepare for the 
Middle School. 

SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

The Shawsheen Elementary School serves students in grades one through three. There are six 
classrooms at each grade level. We also house two special education classrooms; one is a multi-grade 
language based classroom serving students who present with academic challenges and the other is a 
multi-grade classroom serving students who have a diagnosis that falls within the Autism Spectrum. 
All classrooms are taught by highly qualified educators including 18 general education teachers and 
two special education teachers. In addition, we have highly qualified support staff including three 
reading speciaUsts, two learning specialists, a speech and language pathologist, a guidance 
counselor, unified arts speciahsts (one music teacher, one physical education/health teacher, one 
half-time health teacher and two half-time art teachers), one librarian, one part-time physical 
therapist and one part-time certified occupational therapist assistant. The remainder of the staff 
includes a school secretary, a school nurse, an assistant principal and a principal. The entire faculty 
remains committed to assist all of the members of the school community. 

The staff members strive to address and meet the variety of learning styles and diverse needs of the 
students. To this end, students are challenged with positive and productive learning experiences to 
help them make ongoing progress in an attempt to assist them in maximizing their learning 
potential. The entire staff remains focused on collecting and analyzing data to inform instruction to 
assist them in designing challenging lessons in order to provide instruction to continually improve 
student achievement. Several staff members were trained in the use of the Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education's Data Warehouse. These staff members serve on the school's 
Data Team, acting as liaisons with the rest of the faculty in developing focusing questions as means 
of examining data to determine areas of strengths in the curriculum and areas that need further 
improvement. Again, the overarching goal is to provide students with an excellent education and to 
raise student achievement. 

To enhance the math and reading language arts curriculum, students visit the computer lab weekly. 
The first and second grade students attend twice a week for thirty-minute sessions. The third grade 
students visit the lab once a week for an hour-long session. While in the lab, students work with the 
web-based program, "Study Island." They work on math and reading/language skills at their own 
level and pace. This weekly practice strengthens skiUs being addressed during classroom 
instruction. 

There are several other school-run initiatives to support student learning. The Math Word of the 
Week Program provides students with a weekly word aimed at building their mathematical 
vocabulary and understanding of a variety of math concepts. Students also participate in the Math 
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subtraction, multiplication and division. A Reading Incentive Program is conducted annually to 
highlight the importance of reading nightly. This year's program is called "Be a Super Hero Reader." 
If the students reach the established goal of reading 15,000 hours, they will be able to come to school 
dressed as their favorite super hero. The Powerful Pencils Bulletin Board is a wonderful opportunity 
for us to display the creative writings of the children. Each classroom has a scheduled time to have 
the students' writings exhibited. Finally, the school's literary magazine, The Shawsheen Scene, is 
published three times yearly. Each student has one of their writing pieces featured in the 
publication. 

To assist third grade students with test-taking strategies, especially in preparation of the MCAS, the 
Shawsheen Elementary School offers an after school assistance program. This past year the 
program was financed by a grant received from the Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF). All 
third grade students are invited to attend this program conducted one afternoon a week, one and one 
half hours per session, for a seven week period. Lessons are designed by a program coordinator, one 
of our reading specialists, and instructed by six staff members. The lessons focus on specific test- 
taking tips while using reading comprehension as the content area. This program has been well 
received and attended. Pre and post surveys have indicated that students developed a stronger 
confidence level in approaching tests. 

Parent outreach occurred last year as parent training sessions and 
informational meetings took place. As we prepared to implement 
the "Study Island" program at all grade levels, the assistant 
principals at both primary schools provided parents with a 
presentation on this web-based program followed by a hands-on 
experience in the computer lab using this program. This 
presentation was offered again in the fall. To assist parents in the 
understanding and purpose of the MCAS, an informational meeting 
was conducted for third grade parents, facilitated by the 
Elementary Literacy Coordinator and the Elementary Math 

Study Island Computer Lab Coordinator. 

There is a good level of parent involvement at our school. The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) 
finance enrichment programs to enhance our curriculum, host family social events and sponsor spirit 
days. Parents serve on the School Advisory Council (SAC) to advise the principal around issues of 
school improvement. Parent volunteers help in the classrooms, the library and the lunch room. 
Some parents share their careers and traveUng experiences with students too. We are fortunate to 
have such strong parent involvement. 

Community support remains an integral part of our school. The Royal Order of Elks continues to 
donate personaUzed dictionaries to all of our third grade students. Many of our staff members have 
been lucky recipients of grants awarded by the WEF. Two classroom teachers were awarded the 
Teacher Fund Grant. This allowed one to travel to Ireland to study special education abroad and one 
to travel to Vancouver to learn more about the 2010 Winter Olympics. To show our support for the 
WEF, our school participated in the Walk for WEF Fundraiser. Students accepted pledges as they 
engaged in taking several laps around the soccer field donned in Halloween costumes. 

The school's Web Page has become one of the main sources of communication with home and the 
community. To this end, we are frequently updating the page with current news about school 
programs or any school-related issues. Many of the staff members have created their own web pages 
to keep parents informed of happenings in their rooms. "AlertNow" is the new communication 
system used to contact parents with school announcements ranging from reminders of early release 
days to school closings due to weather. This system is also available to contact parents in cases of 
any emergencies as well. Communication continues to be key in building school-to-home 
partnerships. 

The Shawsheen Elementary School remains committed to providing excellent learning opportunities 
and experiences for students. We are able to achieve this goal as a result of the dedicated 
collaboration and contributions of all school community members including students, parents, 
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WOBURN STREET SCHOOL 



This year the Woburn Street School has a total enrollment of 477 students in grades one, two and 
three. There are eight first grade classrooms, seven second grade classrooms, seven third grade 
classrooms and one special education substantially separate classroom. New staff members this 
year include Ms. Niamh Daly, who was hired to teach our language based classroom and Ms. Lauren 
Kearney, who is our speech and language pathologist. We also have Mr. Joel Sanderson on board as 
our new principal. He is taking the place of Mr. Robert Arsenault, who retired in April. 

Technology continues to be an area of major emphasis and has been identified as one of the district's 
goals for this year. The web-based "Study Island" program has been adopted this year for grades 
one, two and three. The program includes grade level math and reading components, above level 
technology and reading components and remedial support for students who are working below grade 
level. In addition to their computer lab time, students can access the program at home. This 
program has many reporting features that will allow students, teachers and parents to track data on 
student progress. Lisa King, our assistant principal, presented a "Study Island" night for parents 
during the Open House in the fall and teachers received training during our curriculum development 
day in October. In addition, a six week workshop on different aspects of the program will be held for 
teachers in both buildings, presented by the assistant principals. 

We have several new teams that have been established this year at the Woburn Street School. The 
Data Team has met several times this year and plans to meet once a month to discuss MCAS data 
and its implications for student performance and curriculum. Another team we have in place this 
year is the Social Curriculum Committee. The goal of this committee is to enhance community 
building in the school and bring all the students together to work on social goals. We held our first 
All School Meeting in November and all the students and staff gathered together to foster a sense of 
community and to share academic achievements. In addition to these teams, we continue to have 
the Green Team which collects bottles and recyclable papers and also maintains a bulletin board in 
the cafeteria to remind students of being Earth conscious. 

Once again we are offering an after school program to assist third grade students with reading. This 
program is coordinated by Mrs. Donahue and Ms. Jablonsky and begins in January immediately 
following the winter vacation. This is part of a research project that continues to examine data to set 
measurable goals for improving student performance. 



The Woburn Street School has been fortunate to receive 
several other grants this year. We received a grant from 
Exxon/Mobil for $750 which was used to purchase a weather 
station that has been installed on our roof. The students are 
very excited about using this new piece of science technology 
in their classrooms. We also received a grant from the 
Wilmington Education Foundation and are in the process of 
purchasing a television for the front lobby that wiU act as an 
electronic message board for the school. This television 
monitor will display student work, slideshow presentations, 
community building messages, photos, announcements and 
much more. 

The Reading Incentive Program continues this year to encourage children to read at home. Our 
theme is Paw Some Reading and the children have been busy reading each day to complete the 
program's requirements. Again this year we will be hosting our annual visiting author as part of 
this program. Children at the Woburn Street School who complete the Reading Incentive Program 
will receive a book written and autographed by our visiting author. To further promote this 
program, the school Ubrary will be updated with an exciting collection of titles written by the visiting 
author. 




Woburn Street School first graders participate in 
Wilmington Educational Foundation Walk 



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Safety is always a high priority at the Woburn Street School and in the district. Fire drills are 

conduct od monthly, other emergency drills have been developed and practiced, and staff members 
continue to discuss procedures for possible situations that would require a predetermined plan. In 
the spring we conducted our first drill for the off-site evacuation. Emergency plans were developed 
including maps of the building, teacher scripts and roles for all staff members. In addition, the 
Wilmington Public Schools has implemented an "Alert Now" program. This program allows us to 
contact ever}- parent and staff member in a matter of minutes to inform them of a snow day, an early 
release, a delayed opening or any emergency situation. 



The Woburn Street School is fortunate to have a long and 
cooperative association with the Northside PAC. We are 
extremely appreciative for its generous support of our school 
and its programs. The PAC sponsors a variety of fundraising 
activities to generate money for programs and materials that 
benefit the school and enhance the curriculum. The PAC 
regularly provides enrichment programs for our students, as 
well as providing a variety of materials each year. The Woburn 
Street School is extremely grateful for the hard work and 
support of the PAC. It is the spirit of cooperation between all 
stakeholders that works to make the Woburn Street School 
productive and enriching. Working together we strive to create 
and maintain a positive school climate and an environment for 
learning and growth. 

BOUTWELL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is a fully staffed and comprehensive early childhood site that 
is home to an Integrated Pre-school Classroom, a Substantially Separate Pre-school Classroom, six 
Kindergarten Classrooms and the Bridge Program. In addition, Boutwell houses an Extended Day 
Kindergarten Program (CARES). 

The Wilmington Public Schools is in its third year of full day kindergarten at both Early Childhood 
sites. The Program is five hours and fifteen minutes in length. The children have a morning snack, 
lunch period and recess daily. The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is able to offer a multi-faceted 
learning experience to the students, which includes participation in physical education, music, art, 
library and computer lab. Special Education Services are available for those students who qualify 
and need assistance in the areas of Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy 
and Resource Learning services. In addition, there is a Reading Specialist on staff at the Boutwell 
Early Childhood Center. The Reading Specialist focuses on reading support and enrichment to the 
kindergarten students. 

The Pre-school Program continues to be a half-day program: Monday through Thursday. The 
Integrated Pre-school Program has adopted the Pre-K component of the Houghton-Mifflin Reading 
Language Arts Series. It introduces pre-school students to the Alpha Friends, the cornerstone of the 
Reading Program. Both the Pre-school and Kindergarten Curriculums are aligned to the 
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. 

Student Progress Reports are submitted to parents in January and May, and reflect the Frameworks 
as well as curriculum initiatives. Math, pre and post, testing is completed on each kindergarten 
student. This year the Dibels Benchmark Assessment was added as a screening tool in the area of 
early literacy. The Houghton-Mifflin Reading Language Arts Program and Trailblazer Math 
Program are firmly established in the Kindergarten Curriculum. Our Kindergarten classes also 
maintain book buddies with West Intermediate students. The Harcourt Brace Science Program 
continues to be an integral part of the Kindergarten Curriculum. The focus is on inquiry and 
exploration of the natural and physical world. A Science Night was offered to parents this year. It 
was an effective means by which parents and children could actively participate in the science 
program through hands-on activities set up at stations. It was one more way to strengthen the home 
school connection. 




I riini Graders Ankur Neogi and Kaitlyn Park^ 
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The Boutwell Parent Advisory Council (PAC) has been a strong and involved presence at the 
Boutwell Early Childhood Center this year. Members of the PAC work closely with staff and 
administration. The enrichment programs funded by PAC, which included "Reach for the Stars", 
"Pioneer Living" and visiting authors, have greatly enhanced curriculum. PAC has brought families 
together with such events as, Movie Nights, Family Fun Night and the Ice Cream Social. Their 
contributions to the students and families have been instrumental in developing a sense of 
community at Boutwell. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is another opportunity to involve parents. In addition to parents, 
teachers and administrators from both the Boutwell and Wildwood Early Childhood Centers, this 
council develops a School Improvement Plan that is based on safety, security, curriculum and 
buUding initiatives. 

Two performances are held during the school year under the direction of our Music Specialist, Pre- 
school and Kindergarten staff. In December, a winter concert was presented to parents and friends. 
This year's theme was "We Are Thankful." In April, parents were treated to a program that 
celebrates community. It is the culmination of a month long unit of study of the Town of Wilmington 
and the world around us. Activities that the children participated included visits by the Town 
Manager, Fire Chief, Police Chief, School Superintendent and Postmaster at a "Mini Town Meeting", 
held at the Middle School Auditorium. Our Pre-school hosts a "Grandparents Tea" each spring. It is 
yet another highlight of the school year! 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center continues to provide a positive and productive learning 
environment for its students, many of whom are experiencing public school for the first time. Our 
staff strives to create a balance between each child's social and emotional development while at the 
same time cognizant of curriculum and instruction. With the support and involvement of our 
parents, we endeavor to make each child's school experience an enriching one that will lay the 
foundation for the years to come. 

WILDWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 



The Wildwood Early Childhood Center, located at 182 
Wildwood Street, currently has an enrollment of 210 
Kindergarten and Pre-school students. This past 
September, the Wildwood Early Childhood Center 
embarked on its third year of full day kindergarten after 
making a successful transition from half day 
kindergarten in 2007. The Wildwood Early Childhood 
Center is presently comprised of eight full day 
kindergarten classrooms as well as our Kindergarten 
Compass Program for students with special needs. The 
five hour and fifteen minute kindergarten day allows our 
students to learn experientially and at a pace that is 
conducive to in depth exploration of curriculum. The 
WUdwood Early Childhood Center also offers two Pre- 
school programs. The integrated pre-school program is a 
half-day program with two sessions that run four days a 
week for two and a half hours a day. In addition, the 
Wildwood Early Childhood Center offers a full day Pre- 




school, for students with special needs that runs for five Preschool students show off their costumes at 

hours and fifteen minutes five days a week. Our Pre- Wildwood Early Childhood Center 

school programs help build a foundation of skills and 

early development for our students. The Wildwood Early Childhood Center also houses the 
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Our Kindergarten students receive weekly art, music and volunteer run library and computer time. 
Our Pre-school students also participate in our volunteer run library and computer time once a 
week. In an effort to allow our students more time to interact directly with technology and help 
enhance our kindergarten curriculum, computer lab time was increased from fifteen minutes per 
week to thirty minutes per week in 2008. This increase has been extremely beneficial to the 
facilitation of early technology skills in our Pre-school and Kindergarten students. Physical 
Education classes are offered twice weekly. Lunches are served to all of our full day students on a 
daily basis. Special Education support services, such as Speech/Language Therapy, 
Resource/Learning Support, Occupational and Physical Therapy are available for students needing 
such assistance. 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center prides itself on being a student-centered educational facility, 
emphasizing individual student development, strong student-centered curriculum, family 
involvement, and positive school climate. Central to our Kindergarten curriculum are the Houghton 
Mifflin English Language Arts Program, which is also utilized in the Pre-school and the Math 
Trailblazers Program. Both programs lay the foundation for student success and align with the 
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. In 2008, the kindergarten classes adopted the Harcourt 
Science Program. Through this hands-on science program, our kindergarten students are 
encouraged to explore life, physical and earth science. The staff has worked diligently to align the 
science curriculum with our existing reading and math programs and they continue exploring 
additional ways and resources to most effectively teach science to early childhood students. In an 
effort to support our Houghton Mifflin Language Arts Program and guide our literacy instruction, we 
have adopted the DIBELS reading assessment this year. The DIBELS reading assessment is a 
standardized reading assessment designed to gather baseline data on students and assist in the 
identification of individual student strengths and weaknesses in the area of literacy. A large part of 
professional development at the early childhood level this year has been devoted to training all Pre- 
school and Kindergarten staff in administering the DIBELS assessment and analyzing the data 
gathered to guide instruction and best suit the needs of our Early Childhood students. Staff 
continues to work tirelessly keeping our curriculum current and in accordance with the 
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, in an effort to provide our students with academic, critical 
thinking and social skills that will last a lifetime. Classroom and center activities focus on age- 
appropriate literacy skills, phonemic awareness, mathematics, written language, science, social 
studies and social skill development. Social and emotional development is an equally important 
facet of our curriculum in the Pre-school and Kindergarten programs. Play and positive peer 
interactions are woven into every child's day. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is a combined committee of administrators, teachers and parents 
from the Boutwell and Wildwood Early Childhood Centers, who meet on a monthly basis to develop a 
School Improvement Plan for the Early Childhood Centers. The School Improvement Plan is a 
compilation of goals addressing the school's needs around learning results, professional development, 
facilities, community, technology and communication. 



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Additionally, our parents put forth great interest and enthusiasm 
in all of their efforts to support our school through an active 
Wildwood Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC sponsors 
enrichment opportunities for our students that include field trips, 
materials for classrooms and the school, presentations and Family 
Fun Nights that help bring together the Wildwood Early 
Childhood Center community. 

In the spring, the Wildwood Early Childhood Center participates 
in a school-wide thematic unit that focuses on the Town of 
Wilmington. Through this Wilmington Unit, students learn 
about the community, landmarks and traditions of their 
hometown through activities designed to meet all areas of the curriculum. During our unit we also 
have a "Mini-Town Meeting" where various town officials come to our school and establish important 
relationships with our young students. Officer Moon, our Safety Officer, is a friendly face to all the 
children as he presents bus and community safety programs and Lt. Hurley, along with many other 
Wilmington fire fighters, bring important fire safety messages and programs to our Wildwood Early 



Ms. O'Toole's Kindergarten class watch 
a homemade volcano erupt 



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Childhood Center students. We are thankful to have such community involvement and support for 
the children at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center where our goal is to meet the needs of all our 
students in order for them to succeed and develop a life long love of learning. 

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT 

We are happy to report that many of our art graduates come back to share their experiences and art 
work with the department teachers and students. Three Wilmington High School graduates came to 
visit the Art Department recently. Tom Maio who is now a freshman at the Montserrat School of Art 
and majoring in photography and Bill Wareham who is also at the Montserrat School of Art and 
majoring in printmaking. Taryn Bertolino is a graduate of the Mass College of Art and is a 
glassblower in Seattle, Washington. We are able to ask the students how their experiences at the 
high school helped prepare them for their further studies and interesting for our students to view 
upper level artwork. 

Last year, the Graphic Design I students submitted t-shirt designs to Wilmington's Fourth of July 
committee. The 2009 design was created by Tara Le Blanc (Class of 2009). This year, the Graphic 
Design I students are very excited about designing shirts for the 30th Anniversary of the Fun on the 
Fourth celebrations! 

This past November, the Graphic Design I students designed logos for The Wildcat Project, a new 
organization in town addressing the issue of substance abuse in Wilmington. Andrew Spurr (Class 
of 2010) designed the winning logo, while segments from designs by Sarah Lavoie (Class of 2010), 
Frank Cerbone (Class of 2012) and Tim McCarthy (Class of 2012) were combined to form a second 
graphic for the group. Their designs can be found on the high school website, along with information 
about The Wildcat Project, at http://www.wilmington.kl2. ma. usAVHSAVildcat project.htm . 

Grade six students have been actively learning about the elements of design and how they are used 
in all works of art in addition to many other aspects of everyday life. They have completed drawings, 
paintings and printmaking around the topics of line, shape, color, form, texture and space. They 
have just begun a unit on Pointillism and Impressionism and the art style made famous by Georges 
Seurat. 

In May, the art students visited the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The show 
was a grouping of paintings, drawings and photographs related to the polar regions of the earth. 
Students not only discussed the works of art but also the environmental considerations that these 
images provoked. Collections of objects from everyday life in primitive Polynesia, Micronesia, 
Melanesia and preindustrial Japan are rated among the best in the world. The intact Yin Yu Tang 
House is the only Qing dynasty house outside China. There they were introduced to the customs and 
rituals of Chinese life. This fall, students were given a tour of the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum 
in Boston, Massachusetts. The collection of paintings, tapestries, furniture as well as the beautiful 
courtyard made for an inspiring day. 

Grade seven students have been learning about drawing the human face and figure in proper 
proportion. They created several portraits and self portraits as well as combining figure proportion 
with the art style of Kasmir Malevich and Charles Searles. They also learned a new technique of 
drawing with nothing but straight, horizontal lines that extend across the entire paper and only the 
lines change color to form the picture. It is a unique way of creating an image that looks like a 
technical drawing but done entirely by hand. Next up is perspective drawing where students will 
learn to draw three dimensional images on a flat surface. They will study one and two point 
perspective in creating many different perspective drawings. 

The creative artists in grade eight have learned all about creativity and how to enhance their 
creative thinking skills utilizing specific mental tools to help them "think outside the box." They 
have been working on paintings demonstrating their knowledge of these creativity tools. Abstract 
paintings of hearts, peace signs and shamrocks were done as a way of demonstrating their 
understanding of the creativity process. They have just completed a sculpture based on the principle 
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Students at the Shawsheen Elementary School have been practicing using clay. We have created 
some wonderful creations. We have been experimenting with animation in clay also. In the past we 
have received a grant from WEF to use digital cameras. We have been learning about basic 
photography to create the animations. We also are beginning to take pictures and create digital 
portfolios. We can compare older and newer work thus creating baselines. Please see some creations 
at http://sites.google.com/site/shawsheenartists/ . 

PERFORMIXG .MITS DEPARTMENT 

The Wilmington Public Schools continue to offer and support one of the finest and most 
comprehensive programs of music education in the Commonwealth. The staff of the Performing Arts 
Department is a highly qualified team of music educators that guides the students through a 
sequential curriculum that is completely aligned with the National Standards for Music Education, 
as well as the State Curriculum Frameworks. During their years in the Wilmington Public Schools' 
Performing Arts classes, our students are given the tools and skills they need to have to be lifelong 
participants in music. At the elementary level, all students in grades K - 5 receive a minimum of one 
music class per week. In each year of music study, elementary students work on singing, playing 
instruments, composing, reading and notating music; listening to, analyzing and describing music; 
improvising within musical forms of melody and accompaniment; evaluating music and music 
performances; and understanding relationships between music and other disciplines as well as in 
relation to history and other cultures. Students at each grade level are given an opportunity to 
experience public performance at one school concert per year before an audience of classmates, 
teachers and parents. 

During the middle school years, students in the general music classes use the knowledge and skills 
that they developed during their elementary music classes for practical application in a performance 
based setting, in either an ensemble such as string orchestra, chorus, or band, or during an elective 
of guitar or piano/keyboard class. It is during these classes that the students have the opportunity to 
not only refine their technical music skills, but also further develop the expressive qualities of music 
which include composition and music criticism. Additionally, students who received instruction in 
chorus, band and strings at the elementary school level have the opportunity to take classes in these 
areas during middle school and increase the performance aspect of studying vocal or instrumental 
music. The middle school strings, band, jazz band, and chorus rehearse weekly during school and 
perform at numerous concerts and functions throughout the school year. 

At Wilmington High School students can choose from a variety of performing arts classes for credit, 
which include String Ensemble, Chorus, Concert & Marching Band, Woodwind Ensemble, Jazz 
Band. Introduction to Theatre and Theatre Craft. Three new music courses also debuted this year at 
Wilmington High School; music theory class, woodwind chamber ensemble and an additional section 
of chorus held after seventh period twice a week for those students who cannot fit regular chorus into 
their schedules. Additionally, there are numerous extra curricular activities that music students 
have the opportunity to perform in such as pit orchestra, pep band and SoundScape. At both the 
middle and high school level, Drama Club is also offered as an extra curricular activity. Drama Club 
is the perfect vehicle for providing students of all interests and abilities the chance to participate in 
one or more of the four nationally mandated Arts disciplines of music, dance, theatre and visual arts 
all in one place. Students who like to perform have the opportunity to audition for singing and 
dancing roles or chorus parts and receive acting coaching as well. Countless other students choose to 
operate "outside of the spotlight" in these productions by designing and painting sets and scenery, 
handling the audio/visual equipment and by doing numerous other backstage tasks. 

In 2009, our Performing Arts students represented the Town of Wilmington all over the world. This 
included performances by our High School Strings Attached group in France in April and our High 
School Marching Band and Color Guard at Epcot in Disney World in December. In 2010, the middle 
school Strings Attached Ensemble will be traveling to Lake George, New York for a festival 
performance. The High School Drama Club will celebrate "Songs for a New World" with their 
annual musical production in January and the middle school Drama Club will be taking audience 
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH 



The Physical Education and Health Department continued to serve all students (K-12). 

The Elementary Physical Education and Health Education Program is a comprehensive curriculum 
which incorporates physical fitness and skill development components as well as specific health 
related topics. The Health Education at the first, second, third and fourth grade level emphasizes 
the importance of exercise, body systems, hygiene, proper nutrition, personal health care, sun 
protection and rest/sleep to feel well. The students learn to identify major behaviors that contribute 
to wellness through self-esteem, relationships, responsibility, communication and decision making 
skills. In fifth grade, we continue to offer the DARE Program in cooperation with the Wilmington 
PoUce Department and Officer Julie Brisbois. 

The Middle School Physical Education & Health Education program is a comprehensive curriculum 
which incorporates health topics, physical fitness and sport skill development for all students. A 
popular physical education unit includes the traverse climbing wall at the Wilmington Middle School 
gymnasium and the students continue to be extremely excited about using the climbing wall. The 
climbing wall enhances skills that build strength, endurance and coordination. A new physical 
education unit is 'Toga-tation" this combines yoga stretches with meditation exercises. In the 
Health Education class there is a new lesson within the safety unit which informs the students on 
the topic of an AED device. An AED is an Automated External Defibrillator which is used to assist 
in the rescue of a person. During the fall, the entire middle school students and staff participated in 
team building activity day that enhance positive relationships among their school community. At 
this team building day the entire students and staff participated in team building physical activities 
which included the hungry snake, key pad and titanic challenge. In addition, the staff presented the 
first Second Step lesson to the students which included Understanding the Problem with the theme 
of "What is Interpersonal Conflict." The third activity on this day, was a book discussion group 
related to their summer reading assignment. The day was wonderful and enjoyed by everyone at the 
Wilmington Middle School. 



The Physical Education Curriculum at the high school. Health Dynamics, is a comprehensive 
program dealing with health, fitness and life skills. Students will examine appropriate health topics 
including substance abuse, nutrition, physical fitness, human sexuality, mental health and stress 
management. The curriculum also incorporates effects of the environment, consumer issues, ecology 
and social issues in the program. Related physical activities designed to reinforce health issues will 
be offered to ensure a complete holistic sense of 
mental, spiritual and physical well-being. In 
November 2009, the high school Physical Education 
& Health program was awarded an Innovative 
Teacher Award grant through the Wilmington 
School/Business partnership entitled "WHS's 
Amazing Geocashing Race." This grant will provide 
the High School students the opportunity to 
experience "Geocashing" an outdoor activity in their 
classes. In this team activity, the students will 
work together to learn how to use the GPS (Global 
Positioning System) to compete to find a series of 
hidden caches. "Geocashing" is a global activity 
which the students can incorporate into their 
hfelong physical fitness recreation. 




Public Buildings Department has upgraded lighting at school 
gymnasiums. This photo shows the high school gym with upgraded 
lighting on the left. 



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ATHLETIC DEP.\RTMENT 



The Health Dynamics Department cited several students for Outstanding Achievement m 2009: 



Academic Excellence Awards were presented to the following students: 



Emma Saparito 
Katherine Aoki 
Kellyn Campbell 
Lisa Rooker 

Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following students: 

Marty Bamberg 
Jim Bonish 
Linden Hayes 
Amanda Keane 
Kellie Moon 

Athletic Award Recipients 

Dr. Gerald Fagan Award: "To the most outstanding Wilmington High School Senior 
Athlete:" Jimmy DiNuccio and Elizabeth Chin 

Lawrence H. Gushing, Sr. Award: "To the senior demonstrating dedication to athletics at 
Wilmington High School:" Jonathan Spurr and Lauren Nasiff 

Harold "Ding" DriscoU Award: "To the senior athlete demonstrating dedication to athletics 
while attending Wilmington High School:" Sean Tavares and Stephanie Woods 

Joseph H. Woods, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: "To the senior athlete demonstrating courage, 
discipline and tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Steve Stewart and 
Stephanie Woods 

Jack Wolfe Memorial Scholarship: "To the male and female athlete who exhibit team spirit, 
leadership and equal dedication to academics as well as athletics:" Sean Tavares and 
Colleen Kennedy 

Dick Scanlon Scholarship: Steve Stewart and Elizabeth Chin 
The Wildcat Distinguished Service Award: Mark Kennedy 



Class 01 zuiz: 
Glass of 2011: 
Glass of 2010: 
Class of 2009: 



Athletic Department Highlights 



The Boys Basketball team, coached by Jim McCune, had an overall record of 16-6. They lost to 
Bishop Fenwick in overtime in the Division HI North Semi-Finals. Craig Melillo was GAL All 
League and a Lowell Sun All Star. Mike Manganelli and Mike Murphy were GAL All Stars. 

The Boys Ice Hockey team, coached by Stephen Scanlon, had an outstanding year with a Gape Ann 
League record of 15-4-3. They finished as Go-Champs in the Gape Ann League. They lost to 
Tewksbury 1-0 in the Division II North Semi-Finals. GAL All Stars were Jared Ravagni, Kevin 
Flanagan, Zach Rosa and Dan Gushing. Zach Rosa and Dan Gushing were also named to the Lowell 
Sun All Star Team. 

The Wrestling team was coached by Michael Pimental. The Wrestling team was led by CAL 
"Wrestler of the Year" Steve Sughrue. 

The Boys Indoor Track team, coached by Bob Cripps, set a state record in the 4 x 400 Relay. The 
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The Winter Cheerleading team, coached by Kathy Ruggerio, was Cape Ann League and North 
Regional Champions. 

The Boys Lacrosse team, coached by Mike Fay, quahfied for the State Tournament in only their 
second year as a varsity sport. The team was led by CAL All Stars Matt Kincaid, Sean Tavares, Eric 
Parsons and Dean Moran. 

Boys Soccer was coached by Stephen Scanlon and had an overall record of 15-0-3. The team finished 
second in the CAL. The team lost in the Division II North Finals to eventual State Champion 
Concord- Carlisle. Stephen Scanlon was named CAL Coach of the Year. Marty Bamberg, Mike 
Murphy and Nick Gozyk were CAL All Stars. Caleb Rogers and Gott Saenchandi were CAL All 
League while Marty Bamberg and Caleb Rogers were named to the Lowell Sun All Star Team. 

The Field Hockey team, coached by second year Head Coach Jodi MacKenzie, had an outstanding 
year with a record of 12-3-4. They finished second in the CAL and lost in the second round of the 
Division II North State Tournament to eventual State Champion, Watertown. Jacqui Lyman and 
Danielle Sughrue were CAL All Stars. Liz Crannell was CAL All League and a Lowell Sun All Star. 
CAL Coach of the Year honors went to Jodi MacKenzie. 

Girls Cross Country team, coached by Tom Bradley, had their best year in over a decade and finished 
with an 8-4 record. 

The Football team had an overall record of 8-3 and was coached by second year Head Coach Mike 
Barry. Cape Ann League players were Sean Hanley, Evan Butters, Chris Cazeau, Brian Hurley, 
Denis Gingras and John Parsons. John Moriarty was voted CAL "Lineman of the Year." Evan 
Butters and John Moriarty were also named to the Lowell Sun All Star Team. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

During the last academic year the Special Education Department received 139 referrals for initial 
Team evaluations and provided special education and related treatment services to 637 eligible 
students. 

During the previous year, the Special Education Department built the Strides Program at the 
Middle School. This program extended the district's capacity to educate students on the Autism 
Spectrum who require a substantially separate program in our community. This program includes 
extended year services to prevent substantial regression. 

Moreover, the Special Education Department added an additional Team Chairperson in order to 
ensure that the district complies with all State and Federal mandates, including eligibility timelines, 
communicates promptly with all stockholders and has the capacity to provide ongoing staff training. 

In a continuing effort to provide staff training for faculty and related service providers the Special 
Education Department has supported numerous workshops and conferences on topics such as, 
Understanding Cognition, Kurzweil training, the Wilson Reading Program, Response to Intervention 
and state and federal regulations. 

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

Wilmington School Food Service employs sixteen full-time and twenty-four part-time staff, in 
addition to the Food Service Secretary and the Administrator of Food Services. All salaries, food, 
supply and equipment purchases, as well as most maintenance costs and office supplies are paid 
from the Food Service revolving account. Revenues obtained from student lunch participation, 
reimbursement from the Department of Education, catering. Senior Citizen Lunch, Extended Day 
Care and other programs are used solely for the support and improvement of the School Food Service 
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We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture's food based menu-planning system 
and nutrient standards, providing meals that meet 1/3 of the RDA for calories, as well as required 
levels of other key nutrients, including fat, saturated fat, protein, vitamins A & C, iron and calcium. 
Lunch prices for the 2009/2010 school year are as follows: $1.75 at the Elementary Schools. The 
Middle School is $2.00 and the High School is $2.00-2.50. A total of 391,914 student meals were 
served last school year. Students may choose from a variety of lunch options at all grade levels to 
encourage participation. Average monthly participation was approximately 65% district-wide. In 
addition to reimbursable meals, a la carte items are available to students to supplement school 
lunches and those brought from home. A variety of fruits and vegetables are served daily, up to 
twelve different choices, many of which are fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Allergy and other health concerns continue to be addressed. Full-time food service employees are 
trained annually in EPI-PEN administration. Cafeteria Managers at each school and the 
Administrator of Food Service work closely with school nurses and parents, providing ingredient and 
nutrient information as necessary. At present there are thirty-nine SeruSafe certified sanitarians on 
staff including the Administrator and all staff should be certified by April 2010. 

Wilmington Public Schools Lunch Program efforts were recognized in a June 2009, National Food 
Service Magazine. 

Computerized Point-of-Sale systems are in place at all schools to improve the efficiency and accuracy 
of reporting and accounting. Participation, especially of students eligible for free and reduced price 
meals, has increased remarkably since this program was introduced and online services are now also 
available. Other initiatives completed during the school year include various equipment and storage 
facility improvements and the purchase of a new steam table and a milk cooler for the Woburn 
Street School. We also installed a hood safety system for Wilmington High School. 

From July 2008 through June 2009, the Senior citizen home-delivered meals program at the West 
Intermediate School served 14,922 lunches. 

WILMINGTON CARES 

Children's Art, Recreation and Enrichment Services 

The CARES Program continues its commitment to providing a safe and enriching environment for 
Wilmington children before and after regular school hours. In addition, we offer vacation programs 
for children in grades K-5 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. during the February and April breaks as well 
as approximately eight weeks during the summer months. These programs continue to grow as the 
need for our services increases and the word gets out that CARES is the place to be! 

This year we have a renewed commitment to health and fitness. The goal is to get us all up and 
moving on a regular basis and in many fun ways. We have just begun a series of visits to Gymstreet 
USA. We call this our "Healthy Kid Program." While there, the children might participate in 
activities such as using Gymstreet's inflatable equipment, trampolines and fitness games, as well as 
dance, sports conditioning and martial arts classes. 

We have also introduced a new leader to our program with an expertise in physical activities. He 
has been a substitute gym teacher in Wilmington and a former leader with a program called 
Playworks (formerly Sports 4 Kids). His focus will be on cooperative games that embrace the core 
values of play, inclusion, respect and a healthy community. He will be sharing this expertise with 
our kids and staff at two-week intervals in each school. The North Intermediate CARES Site 
Coordinator shared her thoughts on this subject after his first visit: "Kyle was awesome! The kids 
loved himl We played a couple new games and then finished with one of our favorites to show him. I 
would be thrilled if he were here everyday!" 



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We are currently gearing up for February break at the Woburn Street School, during which our 
qualified staff will enjoy the company of approximately 100 of our local youth each day. The children 
will enjoy activities throughout the week facilitated by our professional staff. These activities will be 
highlighted by a special performance by the well-known magician, Bonaparte on Wednesday and a 
favorite field trip to Chunky's for pizza and a movie on Friday to cap off the week. In addition, we 
can all look forward to some good 'ole American fun including sledding, basketball and a good game 
of crazy 8's. The activities are diverse so as to appeal to children of all age levels and interests. We 
strive for a balance of physical activities, the arts and cognitive challenges. We will be playing team 
sports, designing our own crafts and exploring the computers. 



CONCLUSION 



Wilmington Public Schools had several retirees this past year, many who gave the school system 
over thirty years of service: Robert Arsenault, Deborah Birmingham, Frank Birmingham, Ellen 
Bordieri, Donna Gale, Lynda Hague, Barbara Kolodner, Kimberly Maggio, Gayle Masse, Janet 
Merlino, Ellen Prager and Cynthia Walkhng. These staff members have been an integral part of the 
Wilmington Pubhc Schools. They have given of themselves to support, nurture and teach our 
students. We would like to wish them many happy and healthful retirement years. 

Our sincere thanks to Town Manager, Michael Caira and his Senior Management staff for their 
consistent support of the pubhc schools. The School Department is proud of the collaborative efforts 
and bonds that have been formed with the town and we are most appreciative that the town 
continues its longstanding commitment to supporting its schools so that they can function as leaning 
communities. 



SHAWSHEEN VALLEY REGIONAL 
VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 

The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (SVRVTSD) is pleased to 
submit its 2009 Annual Report to the citizens of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury and 
Wilmington. Located on Cook Street in Billerica next to the towns of Burlington and Wilmington, 
the school celebrated its 39th anniversary this year, perpetuating the highest quality in vocational 
technical education to area youth and residents. 

The representatives of the 10-member Regional School Committee that governs the District are: 
Mark Trifiro, Vice Chairman/Treasurer, and Donald Drouin, Secretary, from Bedford; Kenneth L. 
Buffum and Bernard F. Hoar from Billerica; Paul V. Gedick and Alfred Verrier from Burlington; J. 
Peter Downing and Patricia W. Meuse, Chairman, from Tewksbury; and James M. Gillis and Robert 
G. Peterson, from Wilmington. Charles Lyons has been Superintendent/Director of the District since 
1987. 



Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) is one of 26 regional vocational technical school 
districts in Massachusetts. One thousand three hundred 
ten (1,310) high-school students were enrolled in 
SVTHS's day school programs in October of 2009 and 
more than 500 adults participated in the school's various 
adult and continuing education courses. 



In June of 2009, SVTHS graduated 282 seniors. Fifty- 
nine percent of the graduates planned to attend college or 
other post secondary schooling in the fall. Forty-three 
students intended to continue working in their trade 
while attending college and an additional sixty-seven 
students signed out employed in their field of study. In 
addition, one percent entered the military forces and four 
percent were employed in other occupational areas. 



Commencement 2009 
Shawsheen Tech 



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The S\THS faculty is an exceptional group of talented academic and vocational/technical educators 
who are highly qualified to teach in their respective disciplines and occupational areas. SVTHS 
employs 135 full-time teachers as well as 15 para-professionals. Of those full-time teachers, there 
are 11 department chairs and 15 lead teachers. All SVTHS teachers exhibit the character, health, 
personality and professional competency worthy of serving the needs of District students. 

Academic Programs 



MCAS Performance: In the spring of 2009, the following MCAS performance scores of SVTHS 
sophomores were pre-eminent not only within the District but also throughout the Commonwealth. 





English Language 
Arts 


Mathematics 


Biology 


Chemistry 


(%) 










Passing 


99.7 


98 


99 


100 


Advanced 


28 


42 


8 


31 


Proficient 


63 


42 


69 


60 



These results, which satisfied state-mandated criteria for Annual Yearly Progress, represent best- 
ever performances by SVTHS sophomores, whose aggregate progress was rated "very high" by the 
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). 



Curriculum Revision: The SVRVTSD Committee approved a redesign of the state and district 
required U.S. History course formerly offered only in the eleventh grade. The restructured course, 
tentatively scheduled for implementation in the 2010-2011 school year, will be offered in grade 10 
(Colonization to the Civil War) and grade 11 (Reconstruction to the present). The two-year format 
will allow students to explore topics in greater depth and breadth while providing instructional time 
for written-response training, a critical element of MCAS preparation. Curriculum planners believe 
that the expanded format will enhance the test performance of SVTHS students, as did the prior and 
parallel change in the Biology curriculum. 

In addition to these traditional performance and progress data, the DESE devised a new measure, 
which it dubbed the Median Student Growth Percentile (MSGP) and reported school and district 
growth for the first time in the spring of 2009. Once again, the SVTHS scores were pre-eminent 
throughout the District and Commonwealth. Only five (5) Massachusetts districts, all of which are 
small charter schools, earned English Language Arts MSGP's higher than those of SVTHS. In 
addition, the SVTHS Mathematics MSGP ranked among the top 17 percent of all Massachusetts 
district scores. 

In sum, these data strongly suggest that the academic performance of SVTHS sophomores compares 
exceedingly well in local and state analyses, that the curriculum promotes academic progress 
between and among successive groups of sophomores and perhaps most importantly, that SVTHS 
students demonstrate extraordinary growth from the moment that they enter the school. 

Pursuant to Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP) requirements promulgated by the Department of 
Elementary and Secondary Education, SVTHS designed and implemented an Algebra 2 course that 
anticipates the conceptual challenges of a grade 12 EPP population. In practice, the course has been 
conspicuously successful as a developmental mathematics vehicle. 

In response to the increasing demand for College Preparatory (CP) electives, members of the Science 
Department are designing a CP Physical Science course as a grade 12 option to CP Chemistry and 
members of the Mathematics Department are designing a CP Statistics course as a grade 12 option 
to either CP Trigonometry or CP Calculus. 

New Staff and Promotions: In the fall of 2009, Ms. Maureen Rahill joined the Mathematics 
Department to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Mr. Thomas Gagnon. Ms. Jessica Cook 
joined the Social Studies Department to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Department 
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Erin McNeil joined the Support Services Department as a Science teacher to fill a vacancy created by 
the promotion of Ms. Nancy Simm to the position of Support Services Director. Ms. McNeil also 
assumed responsibilities as the school's Athletic Trainer. Finally, Ms. Jenn Elwell joined the staff as 
an EngUsh and Remedial-Reading Aide, replacing the recently retired Jo Nagy. 

Summer School: In the summer of 2009, the SVTHS Summer Program enrolled approximately 105 
students from ten surrounding school systems who had failed an aggregate 122 academic courses. 
Individuals seeking summer school information should contact Dr. Robert Kanellas, Director of 
Academic Programs, at 978-671-3640. 

Infrastructure Renovations: The extensive summer renovations to the school's infrastructure 
included, in part, the ongoing installation of ceiling-mounted LED projectors and white boards in 
many academic classrooms, the extensive remodeling of two English classrooms and the re-tiling of 
two Mathematics and one Social Studies classrooms. 

Support Services 

The SVTHS Support Services Department services the second largest population of students with 
special needs in Vocational Education within Massachusetts. Our school has the highest graduation 
rate in the state for schools with nearly one hundred special education students in each grade. The 
graduation average for students on Individual Educational Plans (lEPs) at SVTHS is over 90 percent 
as compared to the state average of 64 percent. The Support Services Department continues to 
implement various forms of technology that allow for equal access to the curriculum for all learners. 
SVTHS's success on the MCAS has continued as a result of a "team" effort on the part of Academic, 
Vocational/Technical and Support Services staff to address the needs of our Special Education 
population. With over 24 percent of our students being diagnosed with special needs, our passing 
rates as a school were over 90 percent on English Language Arts, Mathematics and Biology. In 
addition to their work on MCAS, the Support Services staff has continued with extensive training to 
support the lEP process and the identification of specific learning disabilities for our special needs 
population based on new federal and state guidelines. SVTHS is now using eSped software to write 
Individualized Educational Plans (lEPs). Following training, the staff transferred all lEPs into this 
system and has fully integrated this technology into all facets of the lEP process. Increased 
attention to training in the assessment process was provided with additional professional 
development for staff. The Support Services Department took part in a Coordinated Program 
Review that was completed by the DESE in the fall of 2009. Renovations to existing office space 
were completed resulting in a well-equipped conference room enabling the school to provide a 
dedicated space for the many meetings that are held as part of the special education process. 

Clubs and Organizations 

Student Council: The Tenth Annual Shawsheen Turkey Bowl, the much anticipated flag-football 
game between the junior and senior girls, was once again a successful holiday event, which raised 
approximately $500 and twenty cases of food for the Billerica Food Pantry. In addition, the Student 
Council, under the direction of faculty advisor Ms. Ellen Mountain, continued its energetic recycling 
program throughout the year. 

Literary Magazine: For the second consecutive year, SVTHS's literary magazine, Ramblings, 
received an award for excellence by a major educational organization. In 2007-2008, New England 
Scholastic Press Association (NESPA) Executive Director, Helen Smith of Boston University's 
College of Communication, awarded SVTHS's literary magazine, Ramblings, NESPA's Highest 
Achievement Journalism Award in Scholastic Editing and Publishing. In 2008-2009, the National 
Council of Teachers of English named Ramblings a superior publication in its statewide Excellence 
in Literary Magazines competition. These distinguished awards recognize the special talents of the 
SVTHS students who supplied the content and designed the layout of the annual publication under 
the supervision of Mrs. Leah Marquis of the English Department and Mr. Doug Michaud of the 
Technical Illustration/Commercial Art shop. 



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Alumni Association: Under the direction of its Planning Committee and faculty advisor, Mrs. Gail 
Poulten. the Alumni Association organized and held an inaugural Hall of Fame evening at the 
Tewksbury Country Club, during which eleven distinguished alumni were feted. The honorees 
included Brian Theurer (Culinary Arts, 1976); Alita MacElhiney (Business Tech, 1980); Steven Uliss 
(Culinary Arts. 1981); Richard Bagni (Electrical, 1986); Michael Corricelli (Electronics, 1986); Robert 
Peach (Electronics, 1987); April (Fitch) Graffeo (Graphic Arts, 1988); Eric Borsini, DC (Data 
Processing, 1991); James Haroutunian, Esq. (HVAC, 1992); Christina Botte (Electrical, 1993) and 
David Smith (Graphic Arts, 1993). Any SVTHS alumni interested in working with Mrs. Poulten 
should contact her at gpoulten@shawsheen.tec.ma.us or 978-667-2111 x584. 

The Traveling Rams: During its second-ever global trek, members of the SVTHS's international 
travel club visited Greece and Italy in the spring of 2009 under the direction of their indefatigable 
faculty advisor, Ms. Kristin Sciacca, and five chaperones. In the spring of 2010, The Traveling Rams 
will plan a trip to Barcelona. Interested parties should contact Ms. Sciacca at 978-667-2111 x577 or 
ksciaccajjshawsheen.tec.ma.us . 

Performing Arts Club: Boldly changing direction from its 2007 dramatic production of Frankenstein, 
members of the drama club staged three sold-out performances of the musical Grease last year in the 
school auditorium under the direction of Ms. Angela Caira of the Guidance Department. 

Oratory Club: Coached by faculty advisor, Mrs. Leah Marquis of the English Department, Sara 
Pietila, a 12'^ grade Health student from Billerica, placed first at the District level in the Voice of 
Democracy Speech Contest sponsored by VFW Post 2597 of Pinehurst. 

Parent Advisory Council: Once again, graduation day culminated in a well-attended all-night party 
sponsored and organized by the SVTHS Parent Advisory Council under the direction of its faculty 
advisor, Mr. Ronald Fusco, and its chair and SVTHS alumna, Mrs. Robin Sgrosso. 

Athletics 

More than 450 SVTHS students participated in interscholastic athletics. The 2008-2009 school year 
was a record-breaking year for school championships; our boys, girls and co-ed teams combined for a 
total of 18 championships (11 league and 7 state vocational titles). Winning league titles were the 
following teams: Girls Soccer, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Golf, Football 
Cheerleading, Girls Basketball, Boys Hockey, Wrestling, Basketball Cheerleading, Softball and Boys 
Lacrosse. 

Winning State Vocational titles were the following teams: Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Cross 
Country, Girls Basketball, Boys Hockey, Wrestling and Girls Swimming. 

The overall winning percentage of the varsity teams, 14 of whom qualified for post-season play, 
ranked among the highest in school history. Dozens of students were honored with all-star 
recognition by either the Commonwealth Athletic Conference or the Lowell Sun. Our boys hockey 
program had a memorable season capturing the Eastern Massachusetts Championship. Mike 
DeRosa was honored by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald as a member of their All Scholastic 
teams. Coach Chuck Baker was selected as the Boston Globe Division 3 Coach of the Year. 

For an unprecedented seventh time in eight years, SVTHS has earned the Markham Award from the 
Boston Globe for the most outstanding vocational technical high school sports program in 
Massachusetts. The award is a reflection of the commitment and talent of all those associated with 
the SVTHS athletic program. 



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Community Services 



Adult Evening School: The Adult Evening School offered a wide variety of vocational/technical 
courses for adults interested in expanding their knowledge and skills. Courses are offered during 
both the fall and winter semesters, with enrollment exceeding five hundred adult learners during the 
past year. Interested residents should contact Mrs. Carissa Karakaedos, Director of Community 
Services, at 978 671-3607 for information and/or a brochure. 

School of Practical Nursing: The 2008-2009 year graduated 37 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). 
Since its inception, a total of 494 students have successfully continued on to a rewarding career as 
Licensed Practical Nurses. This intense ten-month program offers a combination of evening and 
weekend coursework and clinical externship experiences. Preparation for the state LPN exam is also 
included. Residents interested in applying to the LPN program are urged to contact the Director of 
the School of Practical Nursing, Ms. Patricia Noonan, at 978-671-3646. 

Project Explore: Nearly 450 middle school students from the District participated in after school 
career awareness activities during the 2009 winter semester. Students explored a variety of career 
path options. This program is coordinated in conjunction with area middle school guidance 
counselors. The program is free of charge. Busing is provided by SVTHS. For registration materials 
or general information, please contact Mrs. Carissa Karakaedos at 978-671-3607. 

Swim Program: SVTHS introduced a parent-and-me swim class and continued a strong following 
with water aerobics, lap swim and swim lessons during the 2008-2009 year in its Olympic-sized 
swimming pool. The SVTHS pool also continues to serve as the home site for interscholastic high 
school swim teams from Billerica, Bedford and Burlington public schools. Individuals seeking swim 
program information should contact Ms. Jill Branley, Aquatic Director, at 978-671-3699. 

Billerica House of Correction: The Billerica House of Correction (BHOC) recently hired an Education 
Director to lead its current initiatives beyond the already established Culinary Arts program. 
SVTHS continues to collaborate through the Director of Community Services, Mrs. Carissa 
Karakaedos, with BHOC to expand its educational goals to inmates. SVTHS looks forward to 
maintaining its relationship with BHOC by providing technical assistance and end-of-course 
assessment services that will validate inmate achievement of course objectives. 

Middlesex Community College: SVTHS continued its partnership with the Hospitality Management 
Department of Middlesex Community College to deliver four courses at SVTHS as part of the 
requirements for its Culinary Arts Certificate or Associates in Science Degree option. Student 
enrollment was strong in 2009 and the program received exemplary student evaluations. 
Discussions to expand technical course offerings are currently being explored by the MCC 
Hospitality Dean and SVTHS Director of Community Services, Mrs. Carissa Karakaedos. 

Non- Traditional by Gender Advisory Committee: The SVTHS Non-Traditional by Gender Advisory 
Committee continued its pursuit to support initiatives for students enrolled in occupational areas 
that are non-traditional for their gender. The committee is led by a chairman, overseeing four 
SVTHS teachers and staff, including two vocational teachers, one academic teacher and a support 
staff involved in the Gay/Straight Alliance. The committee had another successful Non- Traditional 
By Gender Night and continues to plan activities and events throughout the year. 

Computer Services 

During the year the Computer Services staff completed all the DESE data collection requirements 
including Student Information Management System (SIMS) data. Education Personnel Information 
Management System (EPIMS) data. School Safety and Discipline Report (SSDR) data, the 
Technology Report data and the Vocational Technical Competency Tracking System (VTCTS) data. 
In the fall. Computer Services added the class of 2013 to Parent Access Manager System bringing 
parent participation to approximately 80 percent. The Parent Access Manager allows parents to 
view up-to-date information on their children in the areas of attendance, grades, schedules and 
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During 2009, computer labs for English, Business Technology, Graphic Arts, Drafting, Library, 
Internet Technology and Support Services received computer upgrades. 

The four-year computer technology replacement plan was reviewed and updated for new technology 
needs and approved by the school's Technology Committee. 

During the summer the department purchased computer hardware and software to replace three 
hardware servers with virtualized servers as part of the long-term capacity planning process. 

By the end of 2009. the Computer Services staff upgraded Office 2007 to ninety five percent of the 
building. 

Guidance 

Admissions: SVTHS increased the incoming freshmen class to 335 in fall of 2009 to accommodate a 
larger number of students interested in attending. Roughly 650 applications were received for 
admission into the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. 

College and Career Planning: Effective this year, all students will complete career plans aligned to 
their specific grade and areas of interest. The career plans are used in conjunction with the 
exploratory program to help students make informed decisions about shop majors. For seniors, it is 
part of the preparation to go out on cooperative education placement. Over 70 colleges participated 
in the college fair this year, with specialized workshops for students with learning disabilities, 
information on applications and financial planning. A new program preparing students for the 
Accuplacer exam went into effect for the graduating class of 2009. This program provided 
preparatory course work to help students place into college level courses at community colleges. 
Fifty percent of the students who participated placed one course higher, resulting in thousands of 
dollars of savings for SVTHS graduates in college tuition. 

Scholarships and Awards: Local community organizations and SVTHS affiliates contributed 
approximately $90,000 in scholarships this past year. This represents a ten percent increase over 
last year, thanks to the organizations and individuals who continue to support our graduates each 
year through scholarship donations. SVTHS also saw an increase in Abigail and John Adams 
Scholarship award winners from 66 to 74 for the current graduating seniors, representing an 
increase in student MCAS performance levels. 

Cooperative Education Program: Despite the economic down turn, SVTHS seniors were still 
successful in cooperative education placements throughout the 2008-2009 school year. One hundred 
eighteen (118) students were placed during the year, representing 40% of the senior body. 

School Council 

An important agency of school governance, the 2008-2009 SVTHS School Council is made up of three 
parents. Co-chairman Kenneth Miano, Jean Perry and Thomas Luther; two community members. 
Bob Lazott and Cosmo Ciccariello; two SVTHS faculty members, Robert Roach and Jason Tildsley; 
Co-chairman Robert Cunningham, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal and two 
students, Michael O'Connell and Lori Beth Fowler. 

In 2009, the School Council met with the Superintendent-Director when he presented the school 
budget, made additions and revisions to the SVTHS Student Handbook and developed the annual 
School Improvement Plan. 

Technical Programs 

Skills USA: Skills USA is a national non-profit organization preparing students for careers in trade, 
technology and skilled service occupations. SVTHS earned eighteen gold medals at the 2009 District 
level competition and two gold medals at the State level. Two SVTHS students went on to the 
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Business Professionals of America: Business Professionals of America is a national career and 
technical student organization composed of state associations and local chapters serving members 
pursuing careers in business and information technology occupations. BPA provides opportunities to 
develop leadership skills, and to grow personally and professionally while utilizing career related 
competencies. Involvement in BPA enhances social awareness, civic responsibility and business 
communication skills. SVTHS has earned a state officer position (President) for a second consecutive 
year and first place awards at both the State and National levels. 

National Accreditation: SVTHS has nineteen vocational programs, ten of which are nationally 
accredited by their respective industries. The programs include: Automotive Technology, Autobody, 
Machine Technology, Metal Fabrication, Culinary Arts, Graphic Communication, Drafting, Diesel 
Technology, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and Health Technology. 

Transportation Cluster 

Automotive Technology: One rotary car lift was replaced with an autobody lift and the remaining 
rotary car lifts were serviced, maintaining a high level of shop safety. The Automotive program, 
through the capital budget process, also acquired a new, technologically advanced, Hunter high 
speed wheel balancer GSP9700. 

Autobody: In staying current with new technologies, the Autobody program converted to waterborne 
technology for painting, replacing the toxic solvent-base method. The state-of-the-art waterborne 
base set was donated by local Autobody vendor, Don Kennett. Lead teacher, David Lelievre, and 
general advisory board committee member Jim Marshall, were instrumental in securing a $5,000 
award from ICAR to further support the program. 

Diesel: After an extensive analysis of the program, SVTHS will graduate its last Diesel students in 
June 2010 and the remaining underclassmen will be absorbed into the Automotive Technology 
program. The steady decline in student enrollment and limited job placement of this program's 
graduates over the past several years led to the determination to close this program. The existing 
space will be renovated to accommodate a new science and health wing. 

Service Cluster 

Health Service and Technology: The Health Services and Technology Program has expanded 
externships with four elementary schools in Tewksbury, to provide students with clinical experience 
in hearing and vision screening. Additional clinical externships have been initiated with AUOne 
Healthcare and the Billerica elementary schools. The program has continued its partnership with 
Saints Medical Center to sponsor a community blood drive. This year was the most successful yet 
with over 43 units donated that will be used throughout the community. 

Through the capital budget process a new EKG machine was purchased to enhance student learning. 
Ronald Megna was hired to fill the void left by the retirement of Diane Cortese in June 2009. 

Culinary Arts: The Culinary Arts program continued to serve the staff and the community with 
creative dishes that appeal to everyone's taste. Ordering from the menu in the Ram's Head Dining 
Room can only be done by making reservations; this is a testament to our outstanding reputation 
within the surrounding communities. All told, the Culinary Arts program served an astounding 
10,891 dinners in 2009. 

Through the capital budget process and under recommendations of the craft advisory board, the 
Culinary Arts program purchased an Eagle five bay electric steam-table and a new Garland gas top 
oven. 

Stand out CuHnary students include an 11* grade student who earned the prestigious Eagle Scout 
award and a 12**' grade student who is also attending and earning credits at Johnson and Wales 
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Cosmetology: With the retirement of Camille Lloyd, the Cosmetology program hired Sandra Koch, 
who brings terrific enthusiasm and her personal experience of owning and managing a beauty salon. 
All but one senior from the class of 2009 acquired their licensure from the Massachusetts State 
Board of Cosmetology and many are currently working in local salons. 

Offering beauty sei-vices continues to be a large part of the Cosmetology program, as hundreds of 
local cUents are sensed in our shop each year. This year students also traveled off campus several 
times to hone their skills by providing sex-vices to the elderly at the Burlington Towers Senior 
Center, Life Care Nursing Home and the Bedford and Billerica Senior Centers. 



Construction Cluster 



Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating Ventilation & Refrigeration and Masonry: All five 
construction programs continued to provide a strong work-based curriculum by completing projects 

throughout the District's five towns. Some of the 
projects this year included the renovation of a 
2,000 square foot Bedford farm house and Thrivent 
house for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, 
the installation of a roof and the insulation of walls 
at the Astle Street Communications Building for 
the Tewksbury Water Plant, a new block/brick 
island and light pole at the Burlington Housing 
Authority, the completion of a gazebo at the 
Billerica Kids Konnection Playground in Billerica, 
the construction of the VFW platform/stair project 
in Billerica, the design and installation of pavers at 
the Francis Wyman Playground in Burlington and 
Seniors, an. \ .i-:nu:^ton residents, Andrew Compnneschi, the construction of six large kiosks for Cummings 

Ryan Hunt and William Reynolds at Habitat for Humanity project Park in Burlington. 




At SVTHS the construction programs also joined forces to build a masonry storage shed and install 
brick pavers for a new sidewalk. The demolition and reconstruction of Rooms 104 and 105 were also 
completed resulting in two equal sized classrooms. 



Equipment purchased through the capital budget process this year included ladders (Carpentry), a 
wire puller (Electrical) and a high efficiency gas boiler (HTVAC&R). New instructors, Matthew Gillis 
(Plumbing) and James McGreevey (HVAC&R), have been hired to replace Fred Coburn (Plumbing) 
and Kevin St. Peter (HVAC&R). 



Arts and Communication Services Cluster 



Business Technology: The Business Technology program's computer labs were up-graded, renovated 
and expanded to accommodate their growing program. 

Informational Support Services & Networking: A new technology plan was implemented with 
additional curriculum and further opportunities for students. Equipment recently added includes 20 
new Dell PC Computers and a PC Computer Management program. 

Design & Visual Communications: Work-based learning culminated through in-house and 
community based projects where students learned valuable skills such as revisions to: SVTHS Road 
Show video, Habitat for Humanity photo/video, English Department Open House video/DVD, 
Homecoming pep rally photo/video, Billerica VFW deck photo, Tewksbury DPW water tower photo, 
Burlington Housing Authority photo, Francis Wyman Playground photo, SVTHS softball scoreboard 
photo, SVTHS boys soccer video/DVD 12, house project slideshow, winter sports teams video/DVD, 
Discover Salem photo contest, masonry storage building photo and the 2009 SVTHS retiree 
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The winner of the 2009 United Neighbors Invest in the Truth for Youth (UNITY) logo contest is a 
SVTHS Design & Visual Communications student. UNITY is a citizens group based out of 
Wilmington that was formed to find answers for high cancer rate in the South Wilmington area. 

Graphic Communications: Through the capital budget/technology plan a new server was purchased, 
replacing the antiquated server that required constant repair. Revisions to the customer service 
center added new curriculum and a new workflow management process, providing new skills and 
efficiency to the program. Providing in-house and community-based work continued to be a large 
part of the program's curriculum. 

Electro/Mechanical Cluster 

Computer Aided Design & Drafting: The Drafting shop received a face lift, painting all the computer 
workstations and eliminating an overhead garage door by replacing that with a customized store 
front application. The large windows and glass door allows natural light, providing a more conducive 
learning environment. In accordance with the computer technology plan, upgrades to 18 of the 36 
computers and the installation of new/upgraded software were completed. 

Working on community -based projects continued to be a staple of the program. Projects included: 
designing the floor plans for the 7,500 square foot Burlington Marion Tavern at Grandview Farms, 
designing a handicap maze for Burlington, planning for the Habitat for Humanity house and the 
building of shadow boxes for local elderly housing. 

Two Drafting senior students earned college credits from Northern Essex Community College and 
New England Institute of Technology via articulation agreements. 

Electronics: The Electronics program benefited from the addition of an after school Robotics Club. 
Successful First Tech Challenge (FTC) competitions at Pathfinder Vocational High School and 
Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, CT served as great stepping stones. The Electronics 
shop area was updated with a new bench brake and small milling machine for fabricating parts for 
robots. New projects being developed from the Robotics Club have resulted in new curriculum and 
enhanced student interest in the Electronics program. 

Machine Technology: George Squires was hired to replace the recently retired Joseph Mullen. The 
Machine Technology program also acquired a $20,000 lathe from the MITRE Corporation which will 
be used to further enhance instruction. 

Metal Fabrication and Welding: For the second year in a row this program hosted the annual open 
house for the Boston Chapter of American Welding Society (AWS). Students had the opportunity to 
see demonstrations of Orbital pipe welding, pipe cutting and beveling and the exothermic process of 
cutting metal using only oxygen. The AWS recognized instructor John Fusco as Instructor of the 
Year 2009. Students also participated in the Notch Pipe Welding challenge, sponsored by Notch 
Mechanical Constructors. Through the capital budget process the Metal Fabrication program 
purchased a CNC PLASMA CAM Cutting System. 

Conclusion and Acknowledgement 

The SVTHS Committee, staff and students gratefully appreciate the support that they receive from 
the residents of the five-member District. The SVTHS family especially acknowledges the continued 
financial support of the local town managers, finance committees and town meetings, who 
collectively ensure and perpetuate the highest quality in vocational/technical training opportunities 
for area youth. 

The District is grateful for the significant contributions provided by SVTHS staff and employees and 
acknowledges the many contributions of the SVTHS staff who retired during 2009. Those retirees 
are: Diane Cortese, Health Technology; Judy DiCicco, Cafeteria; Pat Foley, Administrative 
Assistant; Tom Gagnon, Mathematics; Ed Geary, Social Studies; Camille Lloyd, Cosmetology; Don 
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The District would like to acknowledge the passing of long-time school committee member John 
"Jack" P. Miller of Burlington, who served the District for over 30 years. Jack contributed 
immensely through his dedication and commitment to our students and his community. Jack will 
always be considered a legacy on the SVRVTSD Committee and will be sorely missed. The School 
Committee unanimously voted to name its meeting room the "John P. Miller Conference Room" in 
appreciation of Mr. Miller's service. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning & Conservation Department 

In 2009. the department dealt with an economy that had taken a nose dive. While development 
slowed nationally and locally, Wilmington managed to keep a slow and steady pace - not the frenetic 
activity of years past. Necessity of the Planning Board and Conservation Commission meeting twice 
a month was temporarily eliminated. In the spring, each reduced its meeting schedule to the first 
Tuesday and Wednesday of the month respectively. When activity increases, as it inevitably will, 
each will resume a regular schedule of meeting twice a month. Provision of service to the community 
in the areas of planning, conservation, housing, transportation and other community development 
activities continued, although in less demand. The Planning Board remains responsible for 
administration of the Subdivision Control Act and Site Plan Review, issuance of Special Permits for 
Conser\-ation Subdivisions, Chapter 81G road improvement projects, Over-55 housing, multi-family 
units in the Central Business District and lots having less than 10,000 square feet of land; 
recommendations on zoning amendments, cases before the Board of Appeals and specific planning 
studies. The Conservation Commission continues to be responsible for wetlands protection in 
accordance with the State Wetlands Protection Act. The Commission is also responsible for 
management of the Town's Open Space Land and for acquiring additional land for passive 
recreation. Department staff provides assistance to both the Planning Board and the Conservation 
Commission. 

Carole Hamilton is the Director of Planning and Conservation. She staffs the Planning Board. She 
chairs the Community Development Technical Review Team and the Property Review Board, 
coordinating the review of development projects and the disposition of town-owned land. She serves 
as the point person for review of 40B affordable housing projects and provides input to the Board of 
Appeals. The Director serves as the representative to the Transportation Improvement Program 
(TIP), the Metropohtan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the North Suburban Planning Council 
(NSPC), acting as the Uaison between the town and the state on transportation and planning issues. 

Winifred McGowan serves as the Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation and provides 
technical assistance to the Conservation Commission and the department on wetland and 
environmental issues. Michael Vivaldi serves as Assistant Planner. Senior Clerks, Cheryl Licciardi 
and Joann Roberto, provide administrative support. 



Planning Board Activity 

The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of 
subdivision and "Approval Not Required" plans; review of 
commercial and industrial site plans; issuance of special 
permits for Conservation Subdivisions, multi-family units 
in the Central Business District, Over-55 housing, lots 
having less than 10,000 square feet and Chapter 81G 
roadway improvements; recommendations to the Board of 
Appeals on variances and special permits; strategic and 
comprehensive planning; zoning amendments and 
implementation of the Master Plan. 



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The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five-year terms. Planning 
Board members are Michael Sorrentino (Chairman), Ann Yurek (Clerk), Randi Holland, Brian 
Corrigan and James Banda, Jr. 

Subdivision Control 

Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by M.G.L. Chapter 41, 
Section 81-Q, the Board reviewed one conventional subdivision with three lots. No conservation 
subdivisions were reviewed. 

Conservation Design Subdivisions # Lots Action 

McGrane Woods 7 Approved with conditions 

McDonald Road Extension 26 Pending 

These two subdivisions abut one another at the end of McDonald Road. McDonald Road has one of, 
if not the, longest dead end water lines in Wilmington. Development of either of these subdivisions 
will require the water line to be looped at the developer's expense, significantly improving water 
service for the entire area. 

Thirteen (13) "Approval Not Required" (ANR) plans were submitted. The Planning Board 
determined that all thirteen (13) plans did not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law 
and were endorsed. While the majority of the plans were lot line readjustments that did not create 
any new building lots, two plans created one lot each and a third created three lots for a total of five 
new lots. 

Site Plan Review 

Seven (7) new site plan review applications for commercial and industrial projects were submitted. 
Five (5) projects were approved with conditions by the Planning Board, one of which was carried over 
from 2008; three others are pending. All but two submittals were for properties located on Main 
Street. It would appear that the redevelopment of Wilmington Plaza and the new Wilmington 
Crossing complex are spurring additional interest and "sprucing up" of surrounding properties. 
Construction of Chili's is expected in the spring with Sonic opening in early spring. Rocco's 
restaurant will receive a building face lift and reconfigured parking area. Pending applications 
include expansion of a dentist's office at Silver Lake and construction of a cement plant on Eames 
Street. 

Zoning 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, the Planning Board held required statutory public hearings 
on proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Map and submitted formal reports and 
recommendations to Town Meeting voters. Those recommendations are included in this Annual 
Report under "Town Meeting." 

The Board took advantage of this lull in activity to consolidate its rules and regulations for special 
permit applications. Following a public hearing the document has been recorded and posted on the 
Town's website. 

Conservation Commission Activitv 

The Wilmington Conservation Commission is charged with upholding the interests of the 
Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act. The Commission received 46 filings for activities under the 
jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection (M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40 and its 
regulations at 310 CMR 10.00) in 2009. 



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Winifred AIi e-, ,> .;'. .4>sf. Director of Plannitig & Conservntioii 
shows maps ofwetlatids to members of Girl Scout Troop 694 



Wilmington has an abundance of these wetland 
resource areas, including banks, bordering 
vegetated wetlands (swamps, marshes, etc.), land 
under water bodies and rivei-front areas. Activities 
reviewed by the Commission can include tree 
removal and landscaping and construction of 
houses, di'iveways, additions, septic systems and 
subdivision roadways/utilities/drainage systems 
within 100 feet of the above resource areas or 200 
feet of a perennial stream. Work within bordering 
land subject to flooding (floodplain) is also subject to 
the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission. 
Each filing involves one or, in some cases, multiple 
pubhc hearings before the Commission. The 
Commission seeks to work through the permitting 
process with the applicant to provide protection of 
the public and private water supply as well as groundwater supply, provide flood control, prevent 
storm damage and pollution and protect wildlife habitats. Residents are encouraged to attend and 
pro\'ide comment relative to work near wetland resource areas. The hearings are generally held on 
the first and third Wednesday of each month. The agenda for hearings can be accessed at 
www. town. Wilmington. ma. us/old/conserve. htm . 

When the Wilmington Conservation Commission was originally formed in 1964, its purpose was to 
inventory, promote, develop and conserve the town's natural resources. Today, the primary 
responsibihty of the Conservation Commission is the administration and enforcement of the 
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR) leaving little time to actually acquire and 
manage open space. With funding from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and 
Recreation, the Conservation Commission oversees a management plan for the Town Forest. 
Implementing effective forest management strategies are the Commission's goals. The significant 
size of the parcel (154 acres) and the fact that most of it is a scenic forested upland make it a very 
promising site for passive recreational activities such as hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, 
bicycling, cross-country skiing, birding and photography. With the access road and parking area, the 
forest is accessible to residents. 

During the past year, the Commission publicized a new stewardship program asking residents to 
volunteer to oversee parcels of land in the custody of the Commission. This involves periodic walking 
of the land and reporting to the conservation department if evidence of negative impacts to the land 
such as dumping, cutting of trees or setting of fires are observed. The volunteers are also asked to 
recommend improvements and/or removal of hazards such as fallen trees or branches from these 
areas. At this point, ten groups of volunteers have agreed to monitor the conservation holdings at 
Town Forest, Brookfield Estates, Hathaway Acres, Fisherman's Access on Grace Drive, Lt. Buck 
Drive, Patch's Pond, Kylie Estates, Wilmington Garden's Wildlife Preserve and Lake Street/Grove 
Avenue. 

Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms by the Town Manager. Citizens 
serving on the Commission in 2009 were: Chairman, Judy Waterhouse; Vice Chairman, Beverly 
Shea, Vincent Licciardi, Frank Ingram, Mario Marchese, Donald Pearson and Thomas Siracusa. 
Any questions about wetlands, laws and regulations, or filing procedures should be directed to 
Winifred McGowan, Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation. 

Special Projects: 
Affordable Housing 

With the State's annual review of affordable housing production, the town has achieved its goal of 
10% affordability through rounding the town's achievement of 99.57% affordability. This may be 
short-lived as the new census will add housing units created during the past 10 years. Should 
Crystal Commons, which has an active comprehensive permit, actually move forward, the town may 
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The Affordable Housing Task Force created a guide for developers wishing to create affordable 
housing now that the town's goal of 10% has been achieved. The guide defines areas of town where 
affordable housing would be supported, as well as the size and type of housing desired. New 
affordable housing projects would be entertained through the State's Local Initiative Program. This 
means that support of the Town, through a vote of the Board of Selectmen, would be necessary at the 
project's onset. With the achievement of 10% housing affordability, developers can no longer appeal 
a negative decision on a development proposal to the Housing Appeals Court. 

Town Forest Improvement Project 

The Town Forest Improvement Plan is intended to expand the accessibility and enjoyment of the 
Town Forest as a passive recreational resource, while providing for the proper stewardship of the 
Town Forest as a vibrant, diverse, living ecosystem. The Plan details the natural resources within 
the forest and presents a preliminary plan for developing the public trail system and improved 
parking. Enhancement of enjoyment of the forest will be furthered by laying out additional trails 
and improved signage. The Town Forest is one of the sites included in the Commission's 
Stewardship Program aimed at preserving the site as a diverse, Uving ecosystem. 

Open Space and Recreation Plan Update 

The Town's Open Space and Recreation Plan is mandated to be updated every five years and the 
Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee was re-established in 2006 for that purpose. Public 
meetings will be held for review of the updated plan. A final document is expected soon. Judy 
Waterhouse is the chairman; members are Betty Bigwood, C. Michael Burns, Francis Dellapelle, 
Michael Fay, Richard Grinder, Jeffrey Hull, Kenneth Lifton, Mark Nasiff Beverly Shea and Martha 
Stevenson. Louis Cimaglia serves as Liason for the Board of Selectmen. Winifred McGowan, 
Assistant Director of Planning and Conservation, provides staff support. 

Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan 

The Planning & Conservation Department along with the Planning Board and Conservation 
Commission work to implement the Town's Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan 
(CWRMP). The 2009 Annual Town Meeting passed an Inhabitant's By-law requiring a Stormwater 
Management Permit for new development and redevelopment in Wilmington meeting certain 
thresholds. The Planning & Conservation Department participated along with Engineering, Water, 
DPW, Health and Building in drafting the by-law for the implementation of stormwater 
management recommendations of the CWRMP with input from all appropriate departments, officials 
and residents. The by-law was drafted with support from staff of the Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council funded by a grant. Rules and Regulations to implement this by-law are currently in Public 
Hearing before the Planning Board for ratification. All construction will be reviewed to determine if 
a permit is necessary starting in spring 2010. 

1-93 Interchange Planning 

The Town Manager, a representative of the Board of Selectmen, the Chairman of the Planning Board 
and the Planning Director serve on the 1-93 Task Force. Similar representatives from Andover and 
Tewksbury make up the remainder of the Task Force. A Memorandum of Understanding has been 
agreed to by the Boards of Selectmen of the three towns setting a framework of cooperation among 
the communities. All meetings of the Task Force are open to the public and posted in the respective 
communities. Representatives from MassHighway, including the consultant hired to conduct the 
preliminary environmental assessment for the project, meet with the Task Force to discuss the 
evolution of the project. 

Funds from a grant program administered by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic 
Development were awarded to each town for land use planning of the 700 acres identified as the 
study area for the interchange project. A Request for Proposals was issued for consulting services to 
establish a form of land use and zoning to which several national firms responded. The consulting 
firm of Vanesse Hangen Brustlin was hired and is currently working with the Task Force. 



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The Task Force has agreed to work toward the development of a Form Based Zoning Code to guide 
the development of approximately 700 acres of land for which a new interchange will provide access, 
A form based code is different than conventional zoning, in that it is based on building form, 
arrangement of streets and walkways, provision of open space and density of use before the actual 
land use is established. Conventional zoning is strictly based on land uses allowed in districts with 
little to no emphasis on building and development form. 

Statistical Data 

Filing Fees Collected 
Notices of Intent Filed 

Requests for Determinations of Applicability 
Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation Issued/Pending 
Pubhc Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 
Extension Permits Issued/Denied 
Enforcement Orders Issued 
Violation Notices Issued 
Certificates of Compliance Issued/Denied 
Decisions AppealedAVithdrawn 
Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 
Emergency Certifications Issued 
Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 
Negative Determination/Pending 
Positive DetermmationAV ithdrawn/Pending 
Request for Amendments/IssuedAVithdrawn/Pending 
Acres of Land Acquired 

Metropolitan Area Planomg Council 

Created in 1963, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) promotes inter-local cooperation 
and advocates for smart growth by working closely with cities and towns, state and federal agencies, 
non-profit institutions and community-based organizations in the 101 cities and towns of 
Metropolitan Boston. MAPC strives to provide leadership on emerging issues of regional significance 
by conducting research, building coalitions and acting as a regional forum for action. 

MAPC provides technical assistance and specialized services in land use planning, water resources 
management, transportation, housing, environmental protection, economic development, public 
safety, geographic information systems (GIS), collective purchasing, data analysis and research, 
legislative and regulatory policy and the facilitation and support of inter-local partnerships. More 
information is available at www.mapc.org . 

MAPC is governed by 101 municipal government appointees, 21 gubernatorial appointees and 13 
appointees of state and City of Boston agencies. An Executive Committee comprising 25 elected 
members oversees agency operations. The agency employs approximately 40 professional staff under 
the leadership of an executive director. Funding for MAPC activities is derived from governmental 
contracts and foundation grants and a per-capita assessment on member municipalities. 

To better serve the people who live and work in Metro Boston, MAPC has divided the region into 
eight subregions. Each subregion is overseen by a council of local leaders and stakeholders and a 
staff coordinator provides organizational and technical staff support. 



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North Suburban Planning Council 



(Burlington, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, 
Woburn) 

The North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) met nine times in 2009. The meetings covered a 
wide range of topics and the schedule included two site visits to provide members with an 
opportunity to view first hand some exciting projects in member communities. 

The year began with a meeting that provided communities an opportunity to provide input to MAPC 
on the priority implementation strategies for Metro Future. In addition, representatives from the 
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) New England Office attended to discuss 
the Mystic River Watershed Initiative. 

The February meeting was a discussion of zoning reform and the land use partnership act. 

A new topic of interest this year was energy programs and policy. The March meeting included a 
presentation on the Green Communities Act and the April meeting included information about the 
Energy Efficiency Block Grant program. The April meeting also included a discussion of 
transportation reform and how stimulus money could be used to fund transportation projects. 

The first site visit was held in Winchester in May. The meeting focused on the town's successful 
efforts to preserve Wright-Locke Farm, the last remaining historic farm in Winchester. After 
meeting at town hall for a presentation by a number of town boards and organizations, members 
drove to the farm and toured historic buildings as well as being given an overview of what parts of 
the farm would be developed to fund the preservation effort and what parts would be preserved. 

A variety of topics were covered in July including possible enhancements to the NSPC presence on 
the MAPC website, the Unified Planning Work Program and new developments in the open space 
planning requirements. 

The September meeting was largely devoted to transportation issues including the Regional 
Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program. 

MAPC President, Jay Ash, attended the October meeting to meet the NSPC representatives and to 
share his vision for MAPC and the subregions. Following that, Sara Cohen of Department of 
Conservation and Recreation made a very informative presentation on DCR Low Impact 
Development demonstration projects. Following the presentation, the attendees drove to Silver Lake 
in Wilmington to view the Low Impact Development work done around the lake to help reduce 
polluted runoff entering Silver Lake, reduce beach closures and increase groundwater recharge. The 
tour included a look at rain gardens and other retrofit work done in one of the neighborhoods 
adjacent to the lake. 

The final meeting of the year was held in Winchester and was a forum on the regionalization efforts 
MAPC has been involved in through the District Local Technical Assistance program. 

Middlesex Caeal Commission 

The Middlesex Canal Commission (MCC) consists of representatives from each of the nine towns 
through which the canal passes, Representative James Miceli, Senator Bruce E. Tarr and multiple 
state agencies. Chairman Thomas Raphael succeeded after an effort lasting 13 years, in getting the 
entire Middlesex Canal placed on the National Register of Historic Places last November. This 
represents countless hours of reviewing old records and working with the Waterfield Design Group 
in Winchester. We owe an enormous debt to Tom for his persistence. Bravo! 



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The MCC has recently obtained easements around the Concord Mill Pond in North Billerica. The 
Concord River is the primary source of water for the Middlesex Canal and a park around the area is 
in the making. We anticipate work to begin there this fall. Other projects include Woburn and 
Wilmington when the funding source for maintenance is determined. 

The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitor Center received a years rent from anonymous donors. We 
are most appreciative. We continue to be staffed by volunteers who now open the Museum every 
weekend from noon to 4 p.m. except holidays and snow/ice days. 

The Middlesex Canal Association (MCA) consists of members at-large and a group of 12 Directors 
who sponsor spring and fall walks along sections of the canal. This year sections in Billerica and 
Winchester were chosen for these well attended walks. In the fall, a bicycle ride along the route of 
the canal is getting so large we may have to schedule two sessions in the future. 

"Towpath Topics," our newsletter, is now edited by Bill Gerber of Chelmsford. This is included in our 
ten dollar membership fee. Well researched articles, discussing a variety of subjects, make good 
reading. 

Our Education Program continues in full swing. Woburn Street School third grade teacher, Traci 
Jansen, not only made sure that all third grade students visited the Museum after having classroom 
time learning about the canal, but she also applied for a Barker Grant. This grant allowed her to 
begin a two day canal workshop for teachers from Wilmington and other towns at the Museum. This 
made them more comfortable teaching the subject matter in the classroom. 

Our President, Nolan Jones, suffered a left-sided stroke early this year and is slowly recovering. 
Vice President Bill Gerber has been doing an excellent job taking over the reins. 

Alan Seaberg, an Honorary Director, published a charming book "Life Along the Middlesex Canal." 
It is a series of short stories about life and happenings of the time. One story describes the 
construction of the Massachusetts General Hospital and how the raw materials were brought down 
via the canal boats. The book makes a thoughtful gift. 

We had three lectures this year. The winter program, "The Ship Builders of Medford," captured the 
important role that the Medford ship builders played in starting the canal. Few people realize that 
over 400 clipper ships were built along the banks of the Mystic River in Medford. Their need for a 
cheap source of wood from New Hampshire pushed forward the urgency to build a canal to ease 
transport. Thousands of wood rafts were floated down to Medford. Our speaker, Medford historian 
Dee Morris, spoke about the families of the ship builders and the wealth they created. At our spring 
lecture, Dave Barber, President of the American Canal Society, spoke about the many "Restorable 
Canals" - projects needing volunteers across the area to bring them back to life. Our fall lecture, 
titled "When Boston was Cut in Two" drew attention to the fact that Boston was bisected by the 
Middlesex Canal extension. Boats were pulled by chain hand over hand across the Charles River to 
the Boston Canal which was built by placing two ridges of dirt across the Boston Mill Pond. This 
was later filled in to make the famous Bulfinch Triangle. Duane Lucia from Boston's West End 
spoke about Charles Bulfinch, Bostons' most important architect, and his importance to Boston as he 
designed the State House, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harrison Grey Otis House etc. 
Granite quarried in Chelmsford was carried down the canal to construct these edifices. 

We have an excellent website www.Middlesexcanal.org which lists our current programs and a great 
deal of information about the canal. Log on! We welcome new members. 

Commission members representing Wilmington: Betty M. Bigwood, Neil P. Devins and Michael J. 
Mclnnis 



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Inspector of Buildie: 



The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law and 
for maintaining aU related records. In addition, aU administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals are 
handled by this office. 

The Inspector of Buildings is Al Spaulding; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is Paul Raffi; the Wiring 
Inspector is Frederick Sutter. Toni La Rivee serves as the secretary for the Building Inspector's office 
and the Board of Appeals. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the Inspector of Buildings, how 
best to comply with those regulations and to provide assistance to residents and others who have 
questions about homes and property in the town. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
come and see us. 







2007 




2008 




2009 


RESIDENTIAL 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


Single Family DwelUngs 


32 


5,244,000 


22 


4,136,500 


26 


4 069 760 

^ ^\J\J \J , 1 \J\J 


Additions 


89 


4,709,607 


72 


3,290,315 


60 


2 352 473 


Remodehng 


159 


2,372,580 


152 


1,904,881 


168 


1,451,041 


UtiUty BuUdings 


9 


211,463 


11 


137,414 


g 


77,600 


Pools 


26 


280,422 


34 


534,318 


17 


96,294 


Miscellaneous 


50 


354,921 


_95 


361,735 


42 


389,717 




365 


13,172,993 


386 


10,365,163 




8 4*^8 88'i 


COMMERCIAL 














New Buildings 


15 


24,505,344 


6 


13,426,947 


5 


2,478,000 


PubUc Buildings 




















Additions 


1 


56,000 


2 


1,436,419 


3 


427,000 


Fitups 


52 


17,623,306 


58 


19,276,970 


57 


5,391,442 


UtiUty Buildings 














1 


60,000 


Signs 


26 


172,156 


56 


326,692 


33 


86,587 


Miscellaneous 


33 


1,914.106 


33 


1.410.522 


22 


869,095 




127 


44,270,912 


155 


35,877,550 


121 


9,312,124 


TOTAL 


492 


57,443,905 


541 


46,242,713 


443 


17,749,009 


REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 






Building Permits 


492 


565,596.37 


541 


487,640.00 


443 


210,070.50 


Wiring Permits 


649 


102,867.86 


582 


90,148.00 


All 


67,754.00 


Gas Permits 


230 


15,652.50 


227 


13,745.00 


228 


16,975.00 


Plumbing Permits 


317 


42,685.00 


296 


43,770.00 


262 


26,380.00 


Cert, of Inspection 


31 


1,428.00 


47 


2,661.00 


47 


2,206.00 


Occupancy 


89 


4,450.00 


96 


4,700.00 


73 


3,600.00 


Copies 





82.70 





307.55 





53.60 


Court 




















Industrial Elec. Permits 


54 


8,100.00 


54 


8,700.00 


56 


9,000.00 


Board of Appeals Fees 


46 


5,144.00 


41 


3.900.00 


35 


3.500.00 




1,908 


$746,006.43 


1,884 


$655,571.55 


1,615 


$339,539.10 



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Board of Appeals 



Case 1-09 Saugusbank c/o R. Peterson, Esq. Map 36 Parcel 186 

To acquire a variance from §5.2.1, §5.2.2 and §5.2.3, Standard Dimensional Regulations, to construct 
a single family dwelling on a lot having insufficient legal frontage, area and width for property 
located at 11 Rhode Island Road. 

Granted - uniqueness of this triangle piece of land does constitute a hardship. 



Case 2-09 Benovento Fam. Ltd Ptnshp c/o R. Peterson, Esq. Map Rl Parcel 27A, 28, 29A 

To acquire a variance from §5.3.5 to construct a concrete batch plant 55 feet 10 inches in height 
where the maximum building height in a General Industrial Zone is 48 feet for property located at 
900 Salem Street. 

Granted - no higher than 55 feetlO inches in height. 



Case 2A-09 Benovento Fam. Ltd Ptnshp c/o R. Peterson, Esq. Map Rl Parcel 27A, 28, 29A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.6.6 to construct a concrete batch plant to an 
existing sand and gravel plant for property located at 900 Salem Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the area than the existing facility. 



Case 3-09 Michael Carter c/o R. Peterson, Esq. Map 7 Parcel 48 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(construct a 4' x 4' concrete bulkhead) for property located at 174 Taft Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 4-09 Mark & Christine Blaisdell Map 35 Parcel 59 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(construct a 14' x 28' deck replacing an existing 10' x 12' deck) for property located at 18 Vermont 
Road. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 5-09 Hidden Jewel LLC c/o R. Peterson, Esq. Map 24 Parcel 205 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §10.5, §3.5.1 and §3.6.3 for retail sales and a heavy 
vehicular dealership garage in a general industrial district for property located at 1 Jewel Drive. 

Granted - Retail Sales - Hours of Operation, Sundays Only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 



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Case 6-09 



Eric Juergens 



Map 88 Parcel 19 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
construct a second floor addition and enlarge the garage and deck) for property located at 29 High 
Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 7-09 Tresca Bros. Sand & Gravel do Blish & Cavanaugh Map 38 Parcel 3A 

To appeal the decision of the Building Inspector dated January 7, 2009 for property located at 90 
Eames Street. 

Pending 



Case 8-09 Tresca Bros. Sand & Gravel do Blish & Cavanaugh Map 38 Parcel 3A 

To appeal the decision of the Building Inspector dated January 22, 2009 for property located at 90 
Eames Street. 

Pending 



Case 9-09 Lois MacKenzie Map 34 Parcel 149 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
construct a dormer on an existing garage) for property located on 5 Pond Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 10-09 Valley Properties Map 43 Parcel 5 

To acquire a variance to install and maintain three wall signs which exceed the size allowed under 
§6.3.5. la of the Zoning By-law for property located on 240 Main Street. 

Granted - remove the application for one sign and approve the variance for two signs no 
larger than the existing wall signs. 



Case 11-09 4'^ of July Committee Map 63 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.1.9 for a carnival to run for one week during the 
4"> of July celebrations for property located on 159 Church Street. 

Granted - from July 1 thru July 6, 2009, 



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Case 12-09 Lawrence Doucette do R. Peterson, Esq. Map 89 Parcel 20 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §4.1.9 to construct a 
dwelling on a lot having insufficient width for property located at 482 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - with the condition that the barn be removed. 

Case 13-09 Wade Kennedy/Jennifer Samatis Map 44 Parcel 114 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 35 Brand Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 

Case 14-09 Olin Chemicals Map 24 Parcel 208 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 to construct an 8' x 8' 
shed and 8,700 gallon above-grade storage tank along the front lot line for property located on 8 
Jewel Drive. 

Denied - applicant failed to appear at the hearing. 

Case 15-09 Tresca Bros. Sand & Gravel c/o BHsh & Cavanaugh Map 38 Parcel 3A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.4 to modify an existing nonconforming building 
to adapt to concrete materials handling for property located on 90 Eames Street. 

Pending 

Case 16-09 Tresca Bros. Sand & Gravel c/o Blish & Cavanaugh Map 38 Parcel 3A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.6.6 General Manufacturing - Concrete for property 
located on 90 Eames Street. 

Pending 

Case 17-09 John Forrest c/o D. Brown Map 89 Parcel 6A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.2 and §5.2.4 to allow 
an existing structure, having no frontage, to remain as situated within the residential portion of a 
split zoning district for property located on 362 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted then Vacated - the lot in its entirety is located in a General Business Zone and 
the commercial building conforms to the requirements of the By-law. 



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Case 18-09 



880 Main Street c/o E. Sullivan 



Map 38 Parcel 2 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.15 - Auto Repair & Body Shop within the 
General Industrial Zone, §3.6.3 - Heavy Vehicular Dealership & Repair Garage Use within the new 
addition, §4.1.7.3 - Use of Trailers for non-construction storage and §6.6.7.7 - Ground Water 
Protection District for property located on 880 Main Street. 

Granted - with the stipulation the applicant comply with the Planning Board's request 
regarding the insignificant change. 



Case 19-09 880 Main Street c/o E. Sullivan Map 38 Parcel 2 

To acquire a variance to construct an addition within the front yard setback for property located on 
880 Main Street. 

Granted - as proposed on the submitted plan dated 4/22/2008. 



Case 20-09 MetroPCS c/o Brian Grossman, Esq. Map 43 Parcel 4C 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8.3 and §3.4 for a wireless communications facility 
in a General Business Zone for property located at 253 Main Street. 

Pending 



Case 21-09 MetroPCS c/o Brian Grossman, Esq. Map 43 Parcel 4C 

To acquire a variance from §6.8.5.2 and §6.8.5.3 from the required 500 foot setback from a residential 
zone and a monopole setback from the property line for property located at 253 Main Street. 

Pending 



Case 22-09 Jerry Dejongh Map 84 Parcel 30 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure (to 
widen dormers on both sides) for property located on 32 Salem Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 23-09 Kevin Brander Map 90 Parcel 14 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment addition for 
property located on 5 Catherine Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



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Case 24-09 Jonathan Corso Map 34 Parcel 151 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(second floor addition) for property located on 1 Pond Street. 

Granted - no more detrimental to the neighborhood than the existing nonconforming 
dwelling. 



Case 25-09 Derek Fullerton Map 88 Parcel part 86 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.3 to construct a new 
dwelling on a lot having insufficient width for property located on Longview Avenue. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 26-09 MetroPCS Mass LLC Map Rl Parcel 18 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 to allow an existing 
dwelling to remain on a lot having insufficient rear yard setback for property located on 401 
Middlesex Avenue. 

Denied - no demonstrated hardship. 



Case 27-09 Windsor Parking LLC Map 73 Parcel 53 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §6. 3. 5. 3a to construct a 
two-sided freestanding sign for a total of 96 square feet when 50 feet is allowed, one foot from the lot 
line for property located on 320 Lowell Street. 

Granted - hardship being the 43 foot strip of land between the property and Lowell Street 
as shown on the submitted plan. 



Case 28-09 VIF/Ballardvale 200 LLC Map R2 Parcel 7 

To acquire a variance from §6. 3. 5. 2a and §6. 3. 5. 3a to construct a third freestanding sign when one is 
allowed and a second wall sign when one is allowed for property located on 200 Ballardvale Street. 

Granted - as shown on the proposed plan submitted. 



Case 29-09 JAM Enterprises LLC Map 44 Parcel 178D 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 for a Limited Service Restaurant - Sonic for 
property located on 220 Main Street. 

Granted - Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. 



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Case 30-09 



JAM Enterprises LLC 



Map 44 Parcel 178D 



To acquire a variance from §6. 3. 5. 3a for a freestanding sign to contain approximately 75 square feet 
of display area when 50 feet is allowed, an additional 24 square feet of optic display area and a 
height of 25 feet when 15 feet is allowed for property located on 220 Main Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 31-09 CEG Realty Trust Map 100 Parcel 5 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 to construct a deck 
13.9 feet from the rear lot line when 20 feet is required for property located on 86 Park Street. 

Granted - hardship is the shape of the lot and the size which is the unique circumstance 
for this lot only. 



Case 32-09 Pepper Dining, Inc. Map 43 Parcel 4 

To acquire a variance from §6.3.5. la to construct an additional wall sign for property located on 269 
Main Street. 

Granted - no larger than 63 square feet with the condition the sign be reversed lit. 



Case 33-09 Wilmington Main Rlty LP do Wm. Proia Esq. Map 43 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.5 for a General Service Restaurant (Chili's) for 
property located on 269 Main Street. 

Granted - Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 12 
p.m Friday and Saturday. 



Case 34-09 Clear Wireless LLC Map 99 Parcel 132 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to install three antennas and two dishes to 
the existing tower with associated equipment on the ground for property located on 260 Fordham 
Road. 

Granted 



Case 35-09 Gregory Andre c/o R. Peterson, Esq. Map 45 Parcel 139 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.6.7.7 and §6.4.2.4 Ground Water Protection 
District - to render impervious more than 2,500 square feet of area and locate parking spaces within 
20 feet of the street side line and within 10 feet of a property line, and locate two driveway entrances 
less than 200 feet apart for property located on 96 Main Street. 

Pending 



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Case 36-09 



Gregory Andre do R. Peterson, Esq. 



Map 45 Parcel 139 



To acquire a variance from §6.1.5 to raze and construct a new dental building containing 3,317 
square feet of area for property located on 96 Main Street. 

Pending 



Case 37-09 Karen Lee c/o R. Peterson, Esq. Map 97 Parcel 44 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 to construct an Accessory Apartment addition 
for property located on 7 Arlene Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 38-09 William Szydlowski Map 72 Parcel 3 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.6.4 to increase a nonconforming structure 
(construct an addition 27 feet from the front yard on Westdale Avenue when 40 feet is required) for 
property located on 75 West Street. 

Granted - with the condition that the existing garage be demolished. 




Town Manager Caira reviews map with local Tiger Cub Scouts 



Constable 

During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the Constable in each of the six 
(6; precincts. 

Annual Town Election and Town Meeting April 3, 2009 
Special State Primary November 16, 2009 



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ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 25, 2009 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO: Constable of the Town of Wilmington 

ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices to wit 
One Selectman for the term of three years; Two members of the School Committee for the term of 
three years; One Moderator for the term of three years, One member of the Shawsheen Regional 
Vocational School Committee; One member of the Redevelopment Authority for the term of three 
years. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the 
Town of Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections and town affairs therein to assemble 
subsequently and meet in the Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said 
Town of Wilmington, on Saturday the second day of May, A.D. 2009 at 10:30 a.m., then and there to 
act on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the election was opened by the Town Clerk, Sharon A. 
George, at the Town Hall, Board of Registrar Member William Hooper, at the Boutwell School and 
the Assistant Town Clerk, Carolyn M. Kenney at the Wildwood School. 

All voting equipment was in place in each precinct. The checkers were prepared with their voting 
lists and everything was in readiness at 8:00 a.m. and the polls were declared open. 

The results were as follows: 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN for three vears (vote for one) Voted 

Michael L. Champoux 613 

Blanks 55 

Others 25 

Total 693 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three vears (vote for two) 

Mario Marchese 520 

Anthony Quincy Vale 496 

Blanks 358 

Others 12 

Total 1,386 

MODERATOR for three vears (vote for one) 

James C. Stewart 630 

Blanks 58 

Others 5 

Total 693 

REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three vears (vote for one) 

James M. Gillis 572 

Blanks 4 

Others 117 

Total 693 

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY for five vears (vote for one) 

Blanks 624 

Others 69 

Total 693 



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The results of this election were ready at 9:00 p.m. and the elected officers present were sworn in to 
the faithful performance of their duties by the Town Clerk, Sharon A. George. The total number of 
votes cast was 693. which represented 4% of Wilmington's 15,295 registered voters. 

TOWN MEETING - MAY 2, 2009 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

With a quorum present at 10:50 a.m. (150 by the Town of Wilmington By-Laws) James Stewart, 
Town Moderator opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. This year the colors were 
presented by the Wilmington Minutemen. The Moderator then read the names of departed town 
workers, members of committees and boards who had passed away during the past year, also Town 
Meeting paused in tribute to our servicemen and women and the hope that they will all return safely 
home. A moment of silence was observed for all. He then introduced our newly elected and re- 
elected town officials. 

MOTION: On motion of Chairman Michael Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY that the Moderator suspend the reading of the Warrant and take up and 
make reference to each article by number. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. 

MOTION: On motion of Michael Caira, Town Manager, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted UNANIMOUSLY that no action be taken. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of 
previous years; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, it was voted UNANIMOUSLY by the 
Town of Wilmington not to adopt Article 3. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2010 and for a term not to exceed three years, which will permit 
the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such institutions in return for said 
institutions providing banking services; or take any other action related thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, it was voted UNANIMOUSLY by 
the Town of Wilmington to authorize the Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to enter into an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of 
the Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2010 and for a term not to exceed three 
years, which will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such 
institutions in return for said institutions providing banking services. 

ARTICLE 5. To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses of the town and 
the salaries of several Town Officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or take any other action related 
thereto. 

MOTION: On motion of Finance Committee Chairman John Doherty, and seconded by Mr. 
Caira, it was voted that the several and respective sums as recommended and presented by 
the Finance Committee be raised from the FY-10 tax levy and other general revenues of the 
Town, or by transfer from available funds as may be recommended by the Finance 
Committee, and be appropriated for the purpose set forth in Article #5, each department's 
budget to be taken up and voted on in the order they appear, subject to amendment, and 
each department's budget not be open for reconsideration until the entire budget is voted. 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Selectmen - Legislative 
Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Selectmen - Elections 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Registrars of Voters 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Finance Committee 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Town Accountant 

Salary - Town Accountant 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 

Town Treasurer/Collector 

Salary - Treasurer/Collector 

Other Salaries 

Expenses 

Amt. Cert. Tax Title 
Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Appraisals & Inventory 
Furnishings & Equipment 
ATB Costs 
Total 



4,380 
14,700 



19,080 



12,862 
9.510 
22,372 



1,875 
5850 
7,725 



1,330 
8.500 
9,830 



126,933 
289,322 
72,300 



488,555 



98,584 
217,150 
2.560 
318,294 



74,020 
170,892 
20,715 
20,000 
800 
286,427 



67,961 
103,881 
3,525 



175,367 



95,943 
84,748 
47,005 
96,000 


400 

324,096 

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Town Counsel 

Legal Services 212.500 

Expenses 7.500 

Total 220,000 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salaries 450 

Expenses 

Total 450 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1.872.196 

PUBLIC SAFETY' 

Police 



Salary - Chief 


106,470 


Salary - Deputy Chief 


91,892 


Salary - Lieutenants 


289,618 


Salary - Sergeants 


371,600 


Salary - Patrolmen 


1,890,418 


Salary - Clerical 


93,170 


Salary - Overtime 


395,000 


Salary - Paid Holidays 


116,347 


Salary - Specialists 


12,350 


Salary - Night Differential 


43,992 


Salary - Incentive 


398,797 


Sick Leave Buyback 


28,647 


Expenses 


234,209 


Furnishings & Equipment 


6.000 


Total 


4,078,510 



Fire 



Salary - Chief 


109,322 


Salary - Deputy Chief 


78,297 


Salary - Lieutenants 


417,603 


Salary - Privates 


1,783,896 


Salary - Clerk 


48,639 


Salary - Part Time 


16,900 


Salary - Overtime 


400,000 


Salary - Paid Holidays 


126,470 


Salary - EMT & Incentive Pay 


9,025 


Salary - Fire Alarm 





Salary - Sick Leave Buy-Back 


23,334 


Expenses 


112,935 


Furnishing & Equipment 





Total 


3,126,421 



Public Safety Central Dispatch 

Personnel Services 531,349 

Contractual Services 18,000 

Material & Supplies 3,750 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 553,099 

Animal Control 

Salaries 37,440 

Rlxpenses 2.325 

Total 39,765 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 7.797.795 



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PUBLIC WORKS 



Personnel Services 



Superintendent 


1 no 7fiR 
lUU, / Do 


Eingineer — r uii i ime 


^UD,o / 1 


Engineer — Part Time 


1 1 7QR 
XI,/ «7D 


riignway — r uii i ime 


1114 AQA 


Highway - Overtime 


59,550 


Highway - Seasonal 


11,520 


Stream Maintenance - Seasonal 


11,520 


Tree - Full Time 


168,108 


Tree - Overtime 


8,580 


Parks/Grounds - Full Time 


314,101 


Parks/Grounds - Overtime 


18,370 


Cemetery - 1^ ull 1 ime 


129,946 


Cemetery - Part Time 


6,396 


Cemetery - Overtime 


10,105 


a IT j_ T T 1 j_ ■ 

Snow/Ice - Extra Help - Overtime 


160,240 


Total 


2,330,863 


itractual tservices 




Engineer 




Engineer — Training/Conference 




nignwdy 




Highway - Repair Town Vehicles 


120,900 


Highway - Training/Conference 


2,000 


Tree 


5,000 


Parks/Grounds 


24,000 


Cemetery 


4,100 


Road Machinery - Repair 


80,000 


Public Street Lights 


277,000 


Rubbish Collection & Disposal 


1,796,150 


Snow & Ice - Repairs 


17,500 


Snow & Ice - Miscellaneous Services 


152,100 


Total 


2,573,040 



Materials & Supplies 
Engineer 
Highway 

Highway - Construction Supplies & Road Improvements 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (DPW) 

Stream Maintenance - Expenses 

Tree 

Parks/Grounds 

Cemetery 

Drainage Projects 

Snow & Ice - Salt & Sand 

Snow & Ice - Tools & Equipment 

Total 

Furnishings & Equipment 



4,800 
39,000 
82,000 
169,300 
108,960 
1,000 
6,500 
19,000 
13,650 
55,000 
205,630 
4.000 



708,840 
25,850 



Sewer 

Personnel Services 

Maintenance/Operations 

Total 



72,116 
48.820 



120,936 



TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 



5.759,529 



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MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the afftrmative that the sum of Five Million Seven Hundred Fifty-Nine Thousand Five 
Hundred Twenty-Nine Dollars ($5.759,529) be appropriated for the Department of Public 
Works: and to meet this appropriation Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20.000) be transferred 
from the Sale of Cemetery Lots Account and the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30.000) 
be transferred from Cemetery Trust Funds - Interest and that both amounts be applied to 
the line item Personnel Services Cemetery - Full Time and that the balance of Five Million 
Seven Hundred Nine Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-Nine Dollars ($5.709.529) be raised 
from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 



Board of Health 

Salary - Director 64,479 

Other Salaries 127,259 

Expenses 9,975 

Mental Health 35,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 236,713 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Salaries 

Expenses 5.000 

Total 5,000 

Planning & Conservation 

Salary - Director 77,729 

Other Salaries 208,090 

Expenses 10,175 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 295,994 

Building Inspector/Board of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 69,874 

Other Salaries 107,939 

Expenses 4,450 

Furnishings & Equipment 1.200 

Total 183,463 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 721.170 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Salary - Superintendent 81,099 

Other Salaries 2,211,620 

Overtime 47,750 

Part Time Seasonal 11,520 

Heating Fuel 869,800 

Electricity 180,000 

Utilities 110,000 

Expenses 480.385 

TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 3.992.174 



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HUMAN SERVICES 



Veterans' Aid/Benefits 

Salary - Veterans' Agent 51,282 

Expenses 1,500 

Assistance - Veterans 220,000 

Total 272,782 

Library 

Salary - Director 80,355 

Other Salaries 680,071 

Merrimack Valley Library Consortium 32,769 

Expenses 145,639 

Furnishings & Equipment 13.788 

Total 952,622 

Recreation 

Salary - Director 63,948 

Other Salaries 44,432 

Expenses 4,500 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 112,800 

Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 63,498 

Other Salaries 110,055 

Expenses 36,700 

Total 210,253 

Historical Commission 

Salaries 20,604 

Expenses 6,750 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 27,354 

TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 1.575.891 

SCHOOLS 

Wilmington School Department 30,000,000 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 

Technical High School District 3,260,000 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 33.260.000 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

Schools 2,789,775 

Public Safety 881,300 

General Government 72,226 

Sewer 129,818 

Water 
Interest on Anticipation of Notes & 

Authorization Fees & Miscellaneous Debt 60.000 

TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 3.933.119 



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MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
tho affirmative that the sum of Three Million Nine Hundi-ed Thirty-Three Thousand One 
Hundred Nineteen Dollars ($3.933.119) be appropriated for Maturing Debt and Interest 
and, to meet this appropriation, Twenty-Three Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Five 
Dollars ($23.335) be transferred from Water Department Available Funds and be applied to 
the line item Maturing Debt and Interest, Authorization Fees and Miscellaneous Debt, and 
that the balance of Three Million Nine Hundred Nine Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty- 
Four Dollars ($3.909.784) be raised fi-om the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of 



the Town. 

UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 

Insurance 590,400 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 7,631,000 

Veterans' Retirement 13,008 

Employee Retirement Unused Sick Leave 40,000 

Medicare Employer's Contribution 515,000 

Salary Adjustments & Additional Costs 335,000 

Local Transportation & Training Conferences 5,000 

Out-of-State Travel 1,500 

Computer Maintenance & Expenses 140,000 

Annual Audit 23,000 

Ambulance Billing 25,000 

Town Report & Calendar 10,000 

Professional & Technical Services 125,000 

Reserve Fund 450.000 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 9,903,908 



MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that the sum of Nine Million Nine Hundred Three Thousand Nine Hundred 
Eight Dollars ($9.903.908) be appropriated for Unclassified and Reserve of which the sum 
of NinetvOne Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Eight Dollars ($91.868) be transferred from 
Water Department Available Funds and be applied to the Unclassified and Reserve - 
Insurance Account; and that the sum of Two Hundred Thirty-Nine Thousand Eight 
Hundred TwentySix Dollars ($239.826) be transferred from Water Department Available 
Funds and be applied to the Unclassified and Reserve - Employee Life and Health 
Insurance Account; and that the sum of Fifteen Thousand One Hundred Ninety-Three 
Dollars ($15,193) be transferred from Water Department Available Funds and be applied to 
the Unclassified and Reserve - Medicare Employee's Contribution Account; and that the 
remaining balance of Nine Million Five Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand TwentyOne 
Dollars ($9.557.021) be raised from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of the 



Town. 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 35.555.782 

STATUTORY CHARGES 

Current Year Overlay 700,000 

Retirement Contributions 3,823,626 

Offset Items 48,854 

Special Education 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 443,727 

MAPC (Ch. 688 of 1963) 6,433 

RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 13,540 

Metro Air Pollution Control District 6,581 

Mosquito Control Program 46,756 

M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 1,800,000 

School Choice 

Charter Schools 25,365 

Essex County Technical Institute 24,536 

TOTAL STATUTORY CHARGES 6.939.418 



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ESTIMATED AVAILABLE FUNDS 

Tax Levy 54,080,225 

Local Receipts 5,611,000 

Local Receipts - Sewer 2,037,754 

Local Aid 14,804,778 

Free Cash 

Water Department - Available Funds 711,053 

Sale of Cemetery Lots 20,000 

Cemetery Trust Fund - Interest 30,000 

Capital Stabilization Fund 

NESWC Funds 

Capital Project Closeouts 



TOTAL ESTIMATED FY 2010 AVAILABLE FUNDS 77.294.810 



MOTION: On motion of Mr. Doherty, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that the sum of Six Million Nine Hundred Thirty-Nine Thousand Four 
Hundred Eighteen Dollars ($6,939.418) be appropriated for Statutory Charges of which the 
sum of Three Hundred Fortv Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-One Dollars ($340,831) be 
transferred from Water Department Available Funds and be applied to the Statutory 
Charges - Retirement Contributions Account; and that the remaining balance of Six 
Million Five Hundred Ninetv-Eight Thousand Five Hundred Eighty-Seven Dollars 
($6,598.587) be raised from the FY-10 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from any available 
funds, or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase of new and/or 
replacement capital equipment, including but not limited to the following items, and further to 
authorize the sale, trade-in, conveyance or other disposition of any equipment being so replaced, 
such funds to be spent by the town department, so indicated, with the approval of the Town 
Manager, and to the extent set forth in Chapter 592 of the Acts of 1950 the Board of Selectmen, as 
follows: 

Police Department 

Purchase of four (4) replacement police cruisers. 

MOTION: On motion of Selectman Michael McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted in the affirmative that One Hundred Nineteen Thousand Seven Hundred 
Dollars ($119.700) be raised and appropriated from the FY-10 tax levy and other general 
revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of four (4) 
replacement police cruisers for the Police Department and further, the sale, trade in or other 
disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is hereby authorized. 

Fire Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement ambulance 

MOTION: On motion of Selectman Raymond Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted in the affirmative that One Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($180.000) 
be raised and appropriated from the FY-10 tax levy and other general revenues for the town 
to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of one (1) replacement ambulance for the 
Fire Department and further, the sale, trade in or other disposition, if any, of said replaced 
vehicle is hereby authorized. 

Fire Department 

Purchase of one (1) replacement aerial ladder truck 

MOTION: On motion of Selectman Louis Cimaglia, IV, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted 161 in favor, 7 opposed that Nine Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars 
($975.000) be raised and appropriated to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of a 
replacement aerial ladder truck for the Fire Department including the payment of all costs 
incidental and related thereto, and further the sale, trade in or other disposition of said 
replaced vehicle is hereby authorized, and that to meet this appropriation, the Town 



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Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow said amount 
under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 (9) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any 
other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore. 

School Department 

Purchase and installation of a handicapped accessible chairlift for the West Intermediate School 

MOTION: On motion of Selectman Michael Champoux, and duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted in the affirmative that Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred Dollars 
($19.500) be raised and appropriated from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of 
the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase and installation of a 
handicapped accessible chairlift for the West Intermediate School. 

Department of Public Works 

Purchase of one (1) replacement heavy-duty rack body truck for the Tree Division and one (1) 
sidewalk plow with flail mower for the High Department 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded the town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that Three Hundred Eight Thousand Three Hundred Dollars ($308.300) be 
raised and appropriated from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to 
be spent by the Town Manager for the purchase of one (1) replacement sidewalk plow with 
flail mower and one (1) heavy duty rack truck for the Department of Public Works and 
further the sale, trade in or other disposition, if any, of said replaced vehicles is hereby 
authorized. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase of an Emergency Medical 
Services (EMS) computer system for the Fire Department, such funds to be spent by the town 
department, so indicated, with the approval of the Town Manager; or take any other action related 
thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45.000) be raised and appropriated from the 
FY-10 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for 
the purchase of an emergency medical services computer system for the Fire Department. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase of technology equipment 
for the high school including smart boards, projectors and replacement computers, such funds to be 
spent by the Superintendent of Schools with the approval of the School Committee; or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of School Committee Chairman Margaret Kane, and duly seconded, 
the Town of Wilmington voted in the affirmative that One Hundred Thirtv-Eight Thousand 
Eight Hundred Fifty Dollars ($138.850) be raised and appropriated from the FY-10 tax levy 
and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the Superintendent of Schools with the 
approval of the School Committee for the purchase of technology equipment for the high 
school including smart boards, projectors and replacement computers. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase and installation of an 
upgraded fire alarm system at the Wildwood School; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60.000) be raised and appropriated from the FY- 
10 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by the Town Manager for the 
purchase and installation of an upgraded fire alarm system at the Wildwood School. 



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ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purchase and installation of an 
upgraded fire alarm system at the Shawsheen School; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150.000) be raised and 
appropriated from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of the town to be spent by 
the Town Manager for purchase and installation of an upgraded fire alarm system at the 
Shawsheen School. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to remove and replace the existing 
asbestos vinyl tiled floors at the Woburn Street School with vinyl composite floor tiles; or take any 
other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Champoux, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
in the affirmative that Two Hundred Thirtv-Five Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($235.400) 
be raised and appropriated from the FY-10 tax levy and other general revenues of the town 
to be spent by the Town Manager for the removal of the existing asbestos tiled floors at the 
Woburn Street School and properly disposing all material related to such removal, and 
further for the purchase and installation of replacement vinyl composite floor tiles. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from any available 
funds, or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to replace all single pane 
windows throughout the Shawsheen School with thermal panel translucent windows; or take any 
other action. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that Seven Hundred Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($715.000) be raised and 
appropriated to be spent by the Town Manager for the replacement of all single pane 
windows throughout the Shawsheen School with thermal panel translucent windows, and for 
the payment of all other costs incidental and related thereto, and that to meet this 
appropriation the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, is hereby authorized 
to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(3A) of the General 
Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town 
therefore. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to transfer, pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 15A of the 
General Laws, the care, custody and control of the Swain School site as shown as Parcel 1 on 
Wilmington's Assessor's Map 66 from the Wilmington School Committee, which has declared such 
site surplus and unnecessary for the educational purposes of the Wilmington Public Schools, to the 
care, custody and control of the Board of Selectmen and under the management of the Town 
Manager, and further to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of demolishing 
the Swain School and properly disposing all material related to such demolition; or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

Mr. Gerald O'Reilly began discussion stating he would like to see the asbestos removed and 
the Swain School be looked at for future use. Mr. O'Reilly presented an amendment to the 
main motion to the Moderator. 

Discussion continued with many residents' from the floor agreeing with Mr. O'Reilly. 



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AMENDMENT TO MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. Gerald O'Reilly, and duly seconded, 
the Town of Wilmington voted 90 in favor 50 opposed to amend Article 13 with the following 
language: "Pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of removing 
all asbestos from the Swain School and properly disposing of all removed material. To then 
study for future use; to take any other action related thereto." (MOTION PASSES) 

Discussion continued regarding preservation versus demolition. 

RECONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENT: On motion of Ms. Victoria Ellsworth, and duly 
seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the affirmative to reconsider the Amendment put 
forth by Mr. Gerald O'Reilly. 

MOTION: A motion was made from floor and duly seconded to end debate, the Town of 
Wilmington voted UNANIMOUSLY to end debate. 

^L\IN MOTION WITH AMENDMENT: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the 
Town of Wilmington defeated the main motion with amendment by Mr. O'Reilly. (MOTION 
FAILS) 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative that One Hundred Sixtv Thousand Dollars ($160,000) be raised and appropriated 
from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be spent by the Town 
Manager for the purpose of demolishing the Swain School and properly disposing all material 
related to such demolition, and further that pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 15A of the 
General Laws, the care, custody and control of the Swain School site as shown as Parcel 1 on 
Wilmington's Assessor's Map 66 be hereby transferred from the Wilmington School 
Committee to the care, custody and control of the Board of Selectmen and under the 
management of the Town Manager. 

RECONSIDERATION OF MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. John Brown and duly 
seconded, the Town of Wilmington defeated the motion of reconsideration on Article 13 
Swain School. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any appUcable statute a sum of money to replace the Brown's Crossing Wellfield 
and Pump Station, such funds to be spent by the Town Manager, with the approval of the Water and 
Sewer Commission; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Water and Sewer Commissioner Joseph Balliro, and duly seconded, 
the Town of Wilmington voted 251 in favor 2 opposed that Two Milhon One Hundred 
Thousand Dollars ($2,100,000) be raised and appropriated to be spent by the Town Manager 
with the approval of the Water and Sewer Commission to replace the Brown's Crossing 
Wellfield and Pump Station, and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related 
thereto, and that to meet the appropriation, the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 8(4) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, 
and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore; although any bonds or notes issued 
pursuant to this vote shall be general obligations of the Town, it is the intent of the town 
that any such bonds or notes shall be paid from the Water Rates and Charges. 



Retirees recognized for 184 years of service to the 
Town of Wilmington 

From left: Stephen P. Berghaus, Public Buildings Department; Robert W. 
Varey, Richard /. Hughes and Christopher ]. Nee, Fire Department; and 
John j. Marsi and Edward A. Downs, Department of Public Works 




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ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to rehabilitate the Main Street Sanitary 
Sewer Interceptor line including the replacement of related manholes, such funds to be spent by the 
Town Manager, with the approval of the Water and Sewer Commission; or take any other action 
related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Water and Sewer Commissioner Joseph Balliro, and duly seconded, 
the Town of Wilmington voted 251 in favor, 2 opposed that One Million Two Hundred Fiftv 
Thousand Dollars ($1.250.000) be raised and appropriated to be spent by the Town Manager 
with the approval of the Water and Sewer Commission to rehabilitate the Main Street 
Sanitary Sewer Interceptor line including the replacement of related manholes, and for the 
payment of all other costs incidental and related thereto, and that to meet this appropriation, 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to 
borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or 
pursuant to any to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town 



ARTICLE 16. To see what sum the Town will vote to transfer into various line items of the Fiscal 
Year 2009 budget from other line items of said budget and from other available funds; or take any 
other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Michael Caira, Town Manager, and was duly seconded, the Town of 
Wilmington voted in the affirmative the following transfers: 

Transfer From: 



thereof. 



Treasurer/Collector, Salary 
Treasurer/Collector, Other Salaries 
Police Salary, Lieutenant 
Police Salary, Patrolmen 
Police Salary, Incentive 
PoHce Salary, Paid Holidays 
Fire Salary, Lieutenants 
Fire Salary, Privates 

Public Works, Contractual Services - Rubbish Collection & Disposal 
Board of Health, Salaries 

Building Inspector/Board of Appeals, Other Salaries 

Public Buildings, Other Salaries 

Schools - Shawsheen Valley Regional District 

Unclassified Reserve - Professional & Technical Services 

Total 



$ 681,300 



$ 20,000 



35,500 
40,000 
15,000 
25,000 
10,000 
10,000 
40,000 

200,000 
55,000 
16,000 
60,000 

104,800 
50.000 



Transfer To: 

Public Works, Personnel Services - Snow & Ice Extra Help/Overtime 

Public Works, Contractual Services — Snow & Ice, Repairs 

Public Works, Materials & Supplies - Snow & Ice, Misc. Services 

Public Works, Materials & Supplies - Snow & Ice, Sand & Salt 

Public Buildings - Heating Fuel 

Veterans' Aid and Benefits - Assistance, Veterans 

Total 



$ 681,300 



72,000 
5,000 
137,000 

86,000 
301,300 

80.000 



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ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of providing senior citizen 
work opportunities for services rendered to the Town in accordance with the Town's Senior Citizen 
Tax Work-Off Program; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that Fifteen Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Dollars ($15. 360) be raised 
and appropriated from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be 
spent by the Town Manager for the purpose of providing senior citizen work opportunities for 
services rendered to the Town in accordance with the Town's Senior Citizen Tax Work-off 
Program. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the observance of Memorial Day and 
Veterans' Day; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to approve that Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) be raised and appropriated 
from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be spent by the Town 
Manager for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute the sum of $750.00 each (a total of $1,500) for the purpose 
of renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended, the 
lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for 
the Wilmington Post 136 of the American Legion; 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Champoux, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to approve that One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500) be raised 
and appropriated from the FY- 10 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be 
spent by the Town Manager for the purpose of renewing, under the authority of Section 9 of 
Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended for the two leases above. 

ARTICLE 20. (drawn #33) To see if the Town will vote to establish a new stabilization fund 
entitled "Other Post Employment Benefits" in compliance with the Governmental Accounting 
Standards Board Statement Number 45 and further to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money for the purpose of providing 
initial funding of said stabilization fund; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY (2/3 requirement met) that a new stabilization fund entitled "Other Post 
Employment Benefits" hereby be established in the Treasury of the Town, in compliance with 
the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement Number 45 and that One 
Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100.000) be raised and appropriated from the FY- 10 tax levy 
and other general revenues of the Town for the purpose of providing initial funding of said 
stabilization fund. 



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ARTICLE 21 . (drawn #29) To see if the Town will vote to authorize or reauthorize as the case may 
be, revolving accounts pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E V2 for the various boards, 
commissions, departments and agencies of the Town; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY to reauthorize the following revolving accounts pursuant to M.G.L. 
Chapter 44, Section 53 E V2 as follows: 

First a Compost Bin Revolving Fund with an established spending limit of $4,500, with the 
source of revenue being the sale of composting bins, the spending authority being the Town 
Manager and the purpose for which money may be spent is the purchase of composting bins; 
and second, a Subsurface Sewage Disposal Upgrade Revolving Fund with an established 
spending limit of $200,000, with the source of revenue being betterment receipts and other 
loan repayments from property owners participating in said program, the purpose of 
expenditures being the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems and the 
repayment to the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust of any funds advanced to 
the town for this purpose, and the spending authority being the Board of Health with the 
approval of the Town Manager. 

ARTICLE 22. (drawn #41) To see if the Town will vote to continue its participation in the 
Massachusetts Water Resource Authority financial assistance program which provides grants and 
interest free loans for the purpose of funding an infiltration and inflow reduction and sewer system 
rehabilitation program and to authorize the Selectmen and/or Town Manager to accept said grants 
and to execute documents relative to the interest free loans as may be required; and further to 
appropriate said funds for engineering services, construction or reconstruction of sewers, sewerage 
systems and sewage disposal facilities and appurtenances and to determine how the same shall be 
raised whether by taxation, transfer or borrowing or any combination thereof; or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Lepore, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the Town continue to participate in the Massachusetts Water 
Resources Authority's (MWRA) financial assistance program and, in connection therewith, 
the sum of Two Hundred Thirtv-One Thousand Dollars ($231.000) is hereby appropriated to 
pay costs of making water system infiltration and inflow improvements and that to meet this 
appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to 
borrow said amount through the MWRA's interest free loan program and, in addition, that 
the Town is authorized to accept an MWRA grant for this purpose of up to and including One 
Hundred Eightv-Nine Thousand Dollars ($189.000) . and that the Board of Selectmen and/or 
the Town Manager are each authorized to accept said grant and to execute documents 
relative to obtaining the aforesaid grant and interest free loan from the MWRA; although 
any bonds or notes issued pursuant to this vote shall be general obligations of the Town, it is 
the intent of the Town that any such bonds or notes shall be paid from user fees and charges. 

ARTICLE 23. (drawn #36) To see if the Town wUl vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from 
available funds a sum of money representing the amount of proceeds received by the town from the 
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) products liability litigation settlements or otherwise to transfer 
such MTBE settlement proceeds to the Water Fund; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted 
UNANIMOUSLY that the sum of Eight Hundred Fiftv-Eight Thousand Seven Hundred 
Twelve and 12/100 Dollars($858,712.12) representing the amount of proceeds received by the 
treasury of the Town from the Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) products liability 
litigation settlements be hereby transferred from the treasury of the Town to the Water 
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ARTICLE 24. (drawn #27) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Manager, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen and the Water and Sewer Commission, to enter into permanent 
membership and become a permanent member of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority 
("MWRA") for the supply of a supplemental public water supply for the Town of Wilmington in 
accordance with Section 8(d) of Chapter 372 of the Acts of 1984 and reviews and approvals of the 
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs pursuant to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act 
and of the Massachusetts Water Resources Commission pursuant to the Interbasin Transfer Act, 
and to authorize said Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and Water and Sewer Commission to enter 
into long term contracts and agreements to carry out the foregoing and further to maintain and 
further such membership; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Balliro, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative to authorize the Town Manager, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen and 
the Water and Sewer Commission, to enter into permanent membership and become a 
permanent member of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) for the supply 
of a supplemental public water supply for the Town of Wilmington in accordance with 
Section 8(d) of Chapter 372 of the Acts of 1984 and reviews and approvals of the Executive 
Office of Environmental Affairs pursuant to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act 
and of the Massachusetts Water Resources Commission pursuant to the Interbasin Transfer 
Act, and to authorize said Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and Water and Sewer 
Commission to enter into long term contracts and agreements to carry out the foregoing and 
further to maintain and further such membership. 

ARTICLE 25. (drawn #32) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised, by adding the following new Chapter 5, Section 49 (sic), Excavation 
and Trench Safety, as follows: 

EXCAVATION AND TRENCH SAFETY 

SECTION 49.1 PURPOSE 

The purpose of this chapter is to establish reasonable standards to protect the 
safety of the citizens of the Town of Wilmington from the hazards inherent in 
trenches and to provide for penalties for individuals who violate any provision of 
this chapter. 

SECTION 49.2 DEFINITIONS 

The following terms shall have the same meanings as those set forth in 520 CMR 
14.02: Competent Person, Emergency, Excavator, General Public, Permit Holder, 
Trench and Unattended Trench. 

SECTION 49.3 AUTHORITY, FEE 

This chapter is enacted pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 82A, the 
regulations of the Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Division of 
Occupational Safety as promulgated under 520 CMR 14.00. A reasonable fee to 
defray the cost of administration incurred in the review and processing of permits 
under this By-law shall be established piarsuant to M.G.L. Ch. 40, S. 22F and Ch. 
82A, S. 2. 

SECTION 49.4 PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS 

No person shall, except in an emergency, make a trench excavation in any public 
way, public property or privately owned land until a permit is obtained from the 
Permitting Authority. The Permit Holder shall be responsible for obtaining the 
appropriate permit for the excavation of trenches for each project from the 
Permitting Authority. 

SECTION 49.5 PERMITTING AUTHORITY 

The Town Manager or his designee shall serve as the "Permitting Authority" for 
excavations to take place on both property that is owned or controlled by a public 
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but not limited to, an easement and for excavations to take place on privately 
owned land. Designees of the Town Manager may include the Director of the 
Department of Public Works, the Building Inspector, the Health Director and the 
Fire Chief or their respective designees. 

SECTION 49.6 POSTING 

All permits issued pursuant to this chapter shall be posted in plain view on the 
site of the trench. All permits shall be made available to the Permitting 
Authority, any investigator from the Division of Occupational Safety, any 
inspector of the Department of Public Safety or any other lawfully authorized 
authority. 

SECTION 49.7 PROTECTIONS 

The protections for the general public shall be those set forth in 520 CMR 14.04 
which are expressly incorporated into this By-law. 

SECTION 49.8 FIRE DEPARTMENT DETAIL 

In the event that the Permitting Authority becomes aware or is notified of an 
unattended trench during a time when the permit holder is unavailable, it may 
require a fire department detail to attend such unattended trench to protect the 
general public, the cost of which shall be assessed to the permit holder. 

SECTION 49.9 IMMEDIATE SHUTDOWN, RE-INSPECTION 

Whenever the Permitting Authority or an inspector from either the Department 
of Public Safety or the Division of Occupational Safety deems a condition at a 
trench site to be a threat to public safety, he may order that the area around the 
trench be made safe for the general public and may further order the immediate 
shutdown of the site until such time as the condition has been corrected to the 
satisfaction of the authority responsible for the immediate shutdown. Conditions 
which warrant immediate shutdown of a trench site by the Permitting Authority, 
an inspector from the Department of Public Safety or the Division of 
Occupational Safety may include those conditions set forth in 520 CMR 14.05(5). 
The trench site shall remain closed until all necessary repairs and corrections 
have been made to the satisfaction of the authority responsible for the immediate 
shutdown, provided however, that the Department of Public Safety and Division 
of Occupational Safety shall have concurrent jurisdiction to authorize the 
reopening of a trench shut down by either agency. Reopening of the site may not 
occur until the site has been inspected by the authority ordering the immediate 
shutdown and found to be safe for reopening and operation. 

SECTION 49.10 APPLICATION 

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any excavator in the Town of 
Wilmington. 

SECTION 49. 1 1 VIOLATIONS 

Any person violating this chapter shall be fined three hundred dollars ($300.00) 
for each offense, each day constituting a separate offense. The enforcing persons 
for this By-law shall be the Permitting Authority or his designees and any one 
fire shift commander of the Town of Wilmington. Non-criminal disposition of 
violations shall be available to apply to violations pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 
38 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Champoux, and duly seconded the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative to amend the By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, 
by adding the following AMENDED Chapter 5, Section 49 (sic), Excavation and Trench 
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EXCAVATION AND TRENCH SAFETY 

SECTION 49.1 PURPOSE 

The purpose of this chapter is to establish reasonable standards to 
protect the safety of the citizens of the Town of Wilmington from the 
hazards inherent in trenches and to provide for penalties for individuals 
who violate any provision of this chapter. 

SECTION 49.2 AUTHORITY, FEE 

Pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 82A, the regulations of the 
Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Division of 
Occupational Safety as promulgated under 520 CMR 14.00 regarding 
excavation and trench safety, except for 520 CMR 14.01, 14.03(2)(b), and 
14.05(3) and (4), are expressly incorporated into this by-law by reference. 
Furthermore, 14.02 is incorporated into this by-law except for the 
definition of "permitting authority", 14.05 is incorporated into this by-law 
by inserting the words "and this by-law" after the words "520 CMR 
14.03", and 14.05(7) is incorporated into this by-law except for the words 
"in accordance with G. L. c. 30A, § 14". A reasonable fee to defray the 
cost of administration incurred in the review and processing of permits 
under this by-law shall be established pursuant to M.G.L. Ch. 40, S. 22F 
and Ch. 82A, S. 2. 

SECTION 49.3 PERMITTING AUTHORITY 

The Town Manager or his designee shall serve as the "Permitting 
Authority" for excavations to take place on both property that is owned or 
controlled by a public agency or that a public agency otherwise has a 
property interest in, including, but not limited to, an easement and for 
excavations to take place on privately owned land. Designees of the Town 
Manager may include the Director of the Department of Public Works, 
the Building Inspector, the Health Director and the Fire Chief or their 
respective designees. 

SECTION 49.4 PUBLIC SAFETY DETAIL 

In the event that the Permitting Authority becomes aware or is notified of 
an unattended trench, that is unprotected by any means provided for in 
520 CMR 14.00, during a time when the permit holder is unavailable, it 
may require a public safety detail to attend such unattended trench to 
protect the general public, the cost of which shall be assessed to the 
permit holder. 

SECTION 49.5 APPLICATION 

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any excavator in the Town of 
Wilmington. 

SECTION 49.6 VIOLATIONS 

Except (in order to avoid duplicate state and town penalties) where the 
Department of Public Safety has assumed jurisdiction over a violation of 
the state excavation and trench safety regulations, any person violating 
this by-law shall be fined three hundred dollars ($300.00) for each 
offense, each day constituting a separate offense. The enforcing persons 
for this bylaw shall be the Permitting Authority or his designees and any 
one fire shift commander of the Town of Wilmington. Non-criminal 
disposition of violations shall be available to apply to violations pursuant 
to Chapter 5, Section 38 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
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ARTICLE 26. (drawn #39) To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court and to request 
its representatives in the General Court to seek enactment of special legislation for the Town in the 
form set forth below, it being the intent of the Town to authorize the General Court to make 
constructive changes to the text hereof, subject to the approval of the Town's Board of Selectmen, to 
accomplish the public policy purposes hereof; or take any other action related thereto: 

AN ACT EXEMPTING THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON FROM LIABILITY 

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Town of Wilmington shall not be 
found or held liable, with respect to the solid waste landfill and site located in the Town which is 
known as the "Maple Meadows Landfill", (a) pursuant to Chapter 21E of the General Laws or any 
regulations, guidelines, orders, or approvals promulgated thereunder; (b) pursuant to Chapter 111, 
Sections 150A or 150A 1/2 of the General Laws or any regulations, guidelines, orders or approvals 
promulgated thereunder; (c) pursuant to Chapter 21C of the General Laws or any regulations, 
guidelines, orders or approvals promulgated thereunder; or (d) pursuant to the "Massachusetts 
Contingency Plan", Chapter 310 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations Section 40 or any 
guidelines, orders or approvals promulgated thereunder. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in 
the affirmative that a Home Rule Petition set forth below be presented to the General Court, 
that the Town's representatives to the General Court be hereby requested to seek enactment 
of special legislation for the Town, it being the intent that the General Court be authorized to 
make constructive changes to the text hereof, subject to the approval of the Wilmington 
Board of Selectmen, to accomplish the public policy purposes as set forth below. 

AN ACT EXEMPTING THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON FROM LIABILITY 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Town of 
Wilmington shall not be found or held liable, with respect to the solid waste landfill and site 
located in the Town which is known as the "Maple Meadows Landfill", (a) pursuant to 
Chapter 21E of the General Laws or any regulations, guidelines, orders, or approvals 
promulgated thereunder; (b) pursuant to Chapter 111, Sections 150A or 150A 1/2 of the 
General Laws or any regulations, guidelines, orders or approvals promulgated thereunder; 
(c) pursuant to Chapter 21C of the General Laws or any regulations, guidelines, orders or 
approvals promulgated thereunder; or (d) pursuant to the "Massachusetts Contingency 
Plan", Chapter 310 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations Section 40 or any guidelines, 
orders or approvals promulgated thereunder. 

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

ARTICLE 27. (drawn #30) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised, by adding the following new Chapter 5, Section 12A; or take any 
other action related thereto. 

SECTION 12A. PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA OR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL 

1. No person shall smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marijuana or 
tetrahydrocannabinol (as defined in M.G.L. C. 94C, S. 1, as amended) while 
in or upon any street, sidewalk, public way, footway, passageway, stairs, 
bridge, park, playground, beach, recreation area, boat landing, public 
building, schoolhouse, school grounds, cemetery, parking lot, or any area 
owned by or under the control of the Town; or in or upon any bus or other 
passenger conveyance operated by a common carrier; or in any place 
accessible to the public. 

2. This By-law may be enforced through any lawful means in law or in equity 
including, but not limited to, enforcement by criminal indictment or 
complaint pursuant to M.G.L. C. 40, S. 21, or by noncriminal disposition 
pursuant to M.G.L. C. 40, S. 21D, by the Board of Selectmen, the Town 



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Manager, or their duly authorized agents, or any pohce officer. The fine for 
violation of this Section 12A shall be three hundred dollars ($300) for each 
offense. Any penalty imposed under this By-law shall be in addition to any 
civil penalty imposed under M.G.L. C. 94C, S. 32L. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. McCoy, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington voted in the 
affirmative to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, by 
adding a new Chapter 5, Section 12A as presented in Article 27. 

ARTICLE 28. (drawn #31) To see if the Town will vote to amend the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised, by adding the following new Chapter 5, Section 48 (sic), or take any 
other action in relation thereto. 

COMPREHENSIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BY-LAW 

SECTION 48.1 AUTHORITY, PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS 

48.1.1 AUTHORITY 

This By-law is adopted under authority granted by the Home Rule 
Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution, the Home Rule 
statutes and pursuant to the regulations of the federal Clean Water Act 
found at 40 CFR 122.34, and as authorized by the residents of the Town 
of Wilmington at Town Meeting, dated May 2, 2009. 

48.1.2 PURPOSE 

The purpose of this By-law is to regulate discharges to the Municipal 
Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) to protect the Town of 
Wilmington's water bodies and groundwater and to safeguard the 
public health, safety, welfare and the environment. Increased and 
contaminated stormwater runoff associated with construction sites, 
developed land uses and the accompanying increase in impervious 
surface are major causes of impairment of water quality and flow in 
lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, wetlands and groundwater. This is 
accomplished through the following: 

1.2.1 Institute water resource protection measures identified in the 
Supplemental Final Comprehensive Water Resource 
Management Plan / Environmental Impact Report - 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts EOEA File Number 8844 
(CWRMP); 

1.2.2 Protect groundwater and surface water from degradation; 

1.2.3 Promote groundwater recharge; 

1.2.4 Require practices to control the flow of stormwater from new 
and redeveloped sites into the Town storm drainage system in 
order to prevent flooding and erosion; 

1.2.5 Require practices that eliminate soil erosion and sedimentation 
and control the volume and rate of stormwater runoff resulting 
from land disturbance activities; 

1.2.6 Prevent pollutants from entering the Town's Municipal 
Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and minimize discharge of 
pollutants from the MS4; 

1.2.7 Ensure that soil erosion and sedimentation control measures 
and stormwater runoff control practices are incorporated into 
the site planning and design process and are implemented and 
maintained; 

1.2.8 Ensure adequate long-term operation and maintenance of 
structural stormwater best management practices so that they 
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1.2.9 Comply with state and federal statutes and regulations relating 
to stormwater discharges; and 

1.2.10 Establish the Town's legal authority to ensure compliance with 
the provisions of this By-law through inspection, monitoring, 
and enforcement. 

Nothing in this By-law is intended to replace the requirements of the 
Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law, General By-law, or any other By- 
law that may be adopted by the Town of Wilmington. Any activity 
subject to the provisions of the above-cited By-laws must comply with 
the specifications of each. 

48.1.3 DEFINITIONS 

Definitions that apply in the interpretation and implementation of this 
By-law shall be included as part of any Stormwater Regulations 
promulgated as permitted under Section 3.2 of this By-law. 

SECTION 48.2 APPLICABILITY 

48.2.1 No person undertaking construction activity that requires a Planning 
Board review (including new residential subdivisions and multi-family 
development, new commercial/industrial development or 
commercial/industrial redevelopment), a Building Permit (such as new 
single family residential development or redevelopment), utility line 
work, or any other threshold set forth in sections 2.2, 2.3, or 2.4 of this 
By-law may proceed without obtaining a Stormwater Management 
Permit (SMP) or a Simple Stormwater Management Permit (SSMP) 
from the Planning Board. 

48.2.2 Stormwater Management Permit (SMP) 

A Stormwater Management Permit (SMP) is required for the following: 

2.2.1 Any activity that will disturb or alter 10,000 square feet or more 
of land, or which is part of a common plan for development that 
will disturb or alter 10,000 square feet or more of land. 

2.2.2 Any activity that must undergo Site Plan Review per the 
Wilmington Planning Board Site Plan Review Rules and 
Regulations. 

48.2.3 Simple Stormwater Management Permit (SSMP) 

A Simple Stormwater Management Permit (SSMP) is required for the 
following: 

2.3.1 Any activity, except as exempted under Section 2.4, that will 
disturb or alter less than 10,000 square feet of land, or which is 
part of a common plan for development that will disturb or alter 
less than 10,000 square feet of land. 

2.3.2 Construction or maintenance and repair of utility lines or systems 
(gas, water, electric, telephone, fire alarms, drainage, etc.) that 
will disturb or alter less than 10,000 square feet of land and that 
will temporarily or permanently alter terrain, ground cover, or 
drainage patterns. 

48.2.4 Exemptions 

No person shall disturb or alter land within the Town of Wilmington 
without having obtained a Stormwater Management Permit (SMP) or 
Simple Stormwater Management Permit (SSMP) for any property with 
the following exceptions: 



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2.4.1 Normal maintenance and improvement of land in agricultural use 
as defined by the Wetlands Protection Act Regulation 310 CMR 
10.04 and M.G.L. Chapter 40A Section 3. 

2.4.2 Maintenance of existing landscaping, gardens or lawn areas. 

2.4.3 Creating impervious area consisting of a previously existing 
unpaved driveway for a single family dwelling, or expansion of an 
existing paved driveway for a single family dwelling. 

2.4.4 The construction of fencing that will not alter existing terrain or 
drainage patterns. 

2.4.5 Construction or maintenance and repair of utility service lines 
(gas, water, electric, telephone, fire alarms, etc.) other than 
drainage lines or systems, which will not alter terrain, ground 
cover, or drainage patterns. 

2.4.6 Emergency repairs to any stormwater management facility or 
situation that poses a threat to public health or safety, or as 
deemed necessary by the Planning Board. 

2.4.7 Any work or projects for which all necessary approvals and 
permits, including building permits, have been issued before the 
effective date of this By-law. 

2.4.8 Construction of decks, patios, walkways, driveways, sheds, 
swimming pools, tennis or basketball courts, or replacement of 
septic systems on lots having an existing dwelling. 

2.4.9 An increase in the footprint of a house by less than 600 square 
feet. 

2.4.10 Repair or upgrade of septic systems when required by the Board 
of Health for the protection of public health. 

SECTION 48.3 ADMINISTRATION 

48.3.1 The Planning Board, shall administer, implement and enforce this By- 
law. Any powers granted to or duties imposed upon the Planning Board 
may be delegated in writing by the Planning Board to its employees or 
agents. 

48.3.2 RULES AND REGULATIONS - The Planning Board may adopt, and 
periodically amend. Rules and Regulations relating to the terms, 
conditions, definitions, enforcement, fees (including application, 
inspection, and/or consultant fees), procedures and administration of this 
Comprehensive Stormwater Management By-law by majority vote of the 
Planning Board, after conducting a public hearing to receive comments 
on any proposed revisions. Such hearing dates shall be advertised in a 
newspaper of general local circulation, at least seven (7) days prior to the 
hearing date. After public notice and public hearing, the Planning Board 
may promulgate Rules and Regulations to effectuate the purposes of this 
By-law. Failure by the Planning Board to promulgate such Rules and 
Regulations or a legal declaration of their invalidity by a court shall not 
act to suspend or invalidate the effect of this By-law. 

48.3.3 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK - The Planning Board 
will utilize the policy, criteria and information including specifications 
and standards of the latest edition of the Massachusetts Stormwater 
Management Standards and Handbook for execution of the provisions of 
this By-law. This Handbook includes a list of acceptable stormwater 
treatment practices, including the specific design criteria for each 
stormwater practice. The standards and handbook may be updated and 
expanded periodically, based on improvements in engineering, science, 
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altered in the Town of Wilmington Stormwater Regulations, stormwater 
management practices that are designed, constructed, and maintained in 
accordance with these design and sizing criteria wiU be presumed to be 
protective of Massachusetts water quality standards. 

48.3.4 SIMPLE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PERMIT (SSMP) - The 
Planning Board shall have the authority to develop a Simple Stormwater 
Management Permit (SSMP) for specific types of projects and thresholds 
as defined in Section 2.3 of this By-law. Requirements of the SSMP shall 
be defined and included as part of any Stormwater Regulations 
promulgated as a result of this By-law. 

48.3.5 ACTIONS - The Planning Board may take any of the following actions as 
a result of an application for a Stormwater Management Permit as more 
specifically defined as part of Stormwater Regulations promulgated as a 
result of this By-law: Approval, Approval with Conditions, or 
Disapproval. 

48.3.6 APPEALS OF ACTIONS - A decision of the Planning Board shall be 
final. A decision by the Planning Board made under this Section 48 
shall be reviewable in the Superior Court in an action in the nature of 
certiorari filed within 60 days thereof, in accordance with M.G.L. C. 249 
S. 4. 

48.3.7 PERMITS AND PROCEDURES - Permit Procedures and Requirements 
shall be defined and included as part of any Rules and Regulations 
promulgated as permitted under Section 3.2 of this By-law. 

48.3.8 WATER RESOURCES MITIGATION FUND - The Planning Board may 
allow the applicant to contribute to the Town of Wilmington Water 
Resources Mitigation Fund in lieu of an onsite stormwater facility where 
it has been demonstrated that there are not sufficient conditions for 
onsite stormwater best management practices in order to meet the 
Performance Standards as described in the Regulations promulgated 
under this By-law. Funds may be used to design and construct 
stormwater projects that will improve the quality and quantity of surface 
waters in Wilmington by treating and recharging storm water from 
existing impervious surfaces that is now discharged to said waters with 
inadequate treatment or recharge. The amount of the contribution to 
the fund shall be determined by the Planning Board. 

SECTION 48.4 ENFORCEMENT 

48.4.1 Any person who violates any provision of this By-law shall be punished 
by a fine of $300.00. Each day or part thereof that such violation occurs 
or continues shall constitute a separate offense. 

48.4.2 The Planning Board, or an authorized agent of the Planning Board, shall 
enforce this By-law and Regulations promulgated hereunder by means 
including, without hmitation, orders, violation notices, and enforcement 
orders, and may pursue all civil and criminal remedies for such 
violations. Enforcement shall be further defined and included as part of 
any Stormwater Regulations promulgated as permitted under Section 
3.2 of this By-law. 

48.4.3 As an alternative to criminal prosecution or civil action, the Planning 
Board may elect to use the non-criminal disposition procedure set forth 
in M.G.L. C. 40, S. 21D, in which case the authorized agent of the 
Planning Board shall be the enforcing person. The penalty for violation 
shall be $300.00. Each day or part thereof that such violation occurs or 
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SP:CT10N 18.5 



SEVERABILITY 



If any provision, paragraph, sentence, or clause of this By-law shall be held 
invalid for any reason, all other provisions shall continue in full force and effect. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article. The Planning Board intends to submit an 
amendment for consideration that would raise the trigger for a full permit to 15,000 square feet of 
disturbance. 

AMENDMENT TO MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. Cimaglia, and duly seconded, the 
Town of Wilmington voted in the affirmative the following amendments to Article 28: 

a. 48.2.2 - by DELETING 10,000 square feet and REPLACING with 20,000 square feet 

b. 48.2.3.1 - by DELETING 10,000 square feet and REPLACING with 20,000 square feet 

c. 48.2.3.2 - by DELETING 10,000 square feet and REPLACING with 20,000 square feet 

MAIN MOTION AS AMENDED: On motion of Mr. Cimagha, and duly seconded, the Town 
of Wilmington voted 48 in favor, 17 opposed to approve Article 28 Comprehensive 
Stormwater Management By-law as amended and as presented in Article 28. 

ARTICLE 29. (drawn #25) To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court and to request 
its representatives in the General Court to seek enactment of special legislation for the Town in the 
form set below, it being the intent of the Town to authorize the General Court to make constructive 
changes to the text hereof, subject to the approval of the Town's Board of Selectmen, to accomplish 
the pubhc policy purposes hereof; or take any other action related thereto: 

AN ACT EXEMPTING THE POSITION OF FIRE CHIEF IN THE 
TOWN OF WILMINGTON FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW 

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the position of Fire Chief in the Town of 
Wilmington shall be exempt from Chapter 31 of the General Laws. 

SECTION 2. Section 1 shall not impair the civil service status of the persons holding the position 
of Fire Chief in the Town of Wilmington on the effective date of this act. 

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, it was voted to withdraw Article 29. 

ARTICLE 30. (drawn #34) To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Board of Selectmen to 
petition the General Court to enact legislation substantially as follows: 

The provisions of Chapter 268B of the General Laws shall be applicable to the following offices in the 
Town of Wilmington: Town Manager, Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and Board of Appeals. 

or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article. 

On motion of Mr. James Miceli, and duly seconded, it was voted to withdraw Article 30. 

ARTICLE 31. (drawn #22) To see if the voters of the Town of Wilmington will vote to create a 
program to reduce the massive local government wasteful spending by creating a program to be 
called "The wasteful spending reduction and property tax credit program." The program shall be 
administered by the Board of Selectmen. The program shall give any property tax payer to the Town 
of Wilmington a ten thousand dollar property tax credit if he, she or it can provide a successful job 
lead or a job of equal or greater pay (excluding benefits and pension) that a nonessential employee 
chooses to take instead of being laid off. The tax credit shall be approved and issued in writing by 
the Board of Selectmen upon review, confirmation and documentation showing that the participating 
employee has been on the new payroll for six months consecutively which shall be a condition of the 



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tax credit. The tax credit shall be applied only to tax bills in the Town of Wilmington. A 
nonessential employee shall be defined as an employee filling a position whose position was created 
after Town Manager Caira became manager. In order for a tax credit candidate to be considered he, 
she or it must be registered in writing with the Town of Wilmington clerk's office. All job offers must 
be submitted in writing and time and date stamped by the Town Clerk or the Town Clerk's 
representative. The Town Clerk shall forward a copy of this to the Board of Selectmen. The tax 
credit shall be given only to the person or entity providing the job, as long as the person or entity is a 
property tax payer to the Town of Wilmington. In the event that an entity is not a property tax 
payer to the Town of Wilmington, but its corporate officer is, and is registered for this program with 
the Town of Wilmington clerk's office then that officer is eligible for a personal property tax credit. 
In the event that an entity is not a Town of Wilmington tax payer and multiple officers are, and all 
are registered for this program, then they are all eUgible for this program but the ten thousand 
dollar tax credit will be divided evenly among them. In the event that a person, registered in this 
program with the clerk's office, provides a job lead in writing, that is time and date stamped, and the 
lead leads to the filling of the position and the job provider or entity officers are not property tax 
payers to the Town of Wilmington then that registered lead provider shall be eligible and entitled to 
a property tax credit in the amount of ten thousand dollars for property taxes owed or to be owed to 
the Town of Wilmington by him or her. In the event that a job is filled and there is a contention 
among two or more registered lead providers, as to who provided the lead, then the hired employee 
shall designate in writing to the Board of Selectmen as to who provided them with the lead; or take 
any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

A motion was made by Mr. Kevin MacDonald which failed due to lack of a second to the 
motion. 

ARTICLE 32. (drawn #28) To see if the voters of the Town of Wilmington will vote at the Annual 
Town Meeting to require the Town Manager to reduce residential property taxes by an amount equal 
to twenty percent by whatever means is necessary; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

A motion was made by Mr. MacDonald, and duly seconded, to adopt Article 32 as presented 
in the Warrant. 

An amendment was offered by Mr. Michael Bodnar to request the Board of Selectmen to send 
a Home Rule Petition to the State Legislature. The amendment failed. 

MAIN MOTION: The Town of Wilmington voted in opposition to the main motion. 

ARTICLE 33. (drawn #42) To see if the voters of the Town of Wilmington will vote at the 2009 
Annual Town Meeting for the elimination of teacher tenure provisions from any future teacher 
contracts throughout the entire Wilmington Public School system; or take any other action related 
thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

A motion was made by Mr. MacDonald, and duly seconded, to adopt Article 33 as presented 
in the Warrant. The motion failed. 

ARTICLE 34. (drawn #40) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and associated 
Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Neighborhood Business (NB) to 
General Business (GB) the following described parcel of land: 

The land at and known as 310 Lowell Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 as more fully 
described in a deed recorded in Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds Book 6698 Page 267, said 
premises containing 37,477 square feet of land. Three Hundred Ten Lowell Street is located on the 
Town Assessor's Map as Map 72 Lot 2; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
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Planning Board recommended approval of this Article because the rezoning would be consistent with 
the area. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Joseph Langone, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted 58 in favor, 4 opposed (two-thirds requirement met) to approve Article 34 as presented 
in the Warrant. 

ARTICLE 35. (drawn #21) To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and 
associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Neighborhood Business 
(NB) and Residential 20 (R-20) to General Business (GB) the following described parcel of land: 

The land at and known as 81 West Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 as more fully described 
in a deed recorded in Middlesex North Registry of Deeds Book 21434 Page 260, said premises 
containing 2.95 acres. Eighty-one West Street is located on the Town Assessor's Map as Map 72 
Parcel 2C; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article based upon Planning Board 
recommendation. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article because the rezoning would be consistent with 
the area. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Scott Garrant, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted 91 in favor, 17 opposed (two-thirds requirement met) to approve Article 35 as 
presented in the Warrant. 

ARTICLE 36. (drawn #37) To see if the Town of Wilmington, by and through the Water and Sewer 
Department, will vote to take over the care, custody, control and maintenance of a certain sanitary 
sewer pumping station currently located on a portion of the property now known as and numbered 
92 West Street, Wilmington, MA, with said property being described in the Assessor's records as 
Map 73, Parcel 53; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

A motion was made by Robert Peterson, and duly seconded, to approve Article 36 as 
presented in the Warrant. 

AMENDMENT TO MAIN MOTION: On motion of Mr. Caira, and duly seconded, the Town 
of Wilmington voted in the affirmative that the Water and Sewer Commissioners be 
authorized, pursuant to G.L. Chapter 79 and 83, to acquire by purchase or gift the fee title or 
lesser title interests of all or any portion of that certain property known as and numbered 92 
West Street in Wilmington, MA, as described in the Town Assessor's records as Map 73, 
Parcel 53, or any portions thereof including but not limited to that certain sanitary sewer 
pumping station and related piping and sewer facilities currently located on such property. 

MAIN MOTION AS AMENDED: Was approved. 

ARTICLE 37. (drawn #23) To see if the Town will vote to authorize transfer of the care, custody, 
management and control of a certain parcel of land owned by the Town of Wilmington and currently 
in the care and custody of the Town Manager and/or Board of Selectmen hereinafter described to the 
Conservation Commission. Said parcel is described as Map 6 Parcel 21; or take any other action 
related thereto. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

The Planning Board recommended approval of this Article if a determination is made that there are 
no other municipal uses for which this land should be considered. 

The Town Manager declared that the parcel was not surplus to the needs of the Town, as 
such the article did not go forward. 



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ARTICLE 38. (drawn #24) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the 
Town Manager to settle litigation pending in Land Court entitled Eleanor Estates, LLC v. Town of 
Wilmington (08 Misc. Case No. 368308) upon terms acceptable to the Board of Selectmen and Town 
Manager which may include the conveyance of any right the Town has within the parcel depicted by 
Assessor's Map 4 as Map 4 Parcels 9A, 9B, 9C, 9D or 9E in which the Town might claim a right, title 
or interest, as they deem to be in the best interest of the Town, even if the Town receives no financial 
payment; or take any other action related thereto. A true copy of Map 4 (rev. September of 2007) is 
on file with the Town Clerk's office. 

Finance Committee took no action on this Article. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Craig Newhouse, and duly seconded, it was voted to withdraw 
Article 38. 

ARTICLE 39. (drawn #20) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
enter into an agreement, the terms of which shall be determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or 
otherwise dispose of 1.5 plus acres of land taken by the Town for nonpayment of taxes by an 
instrument dated August 6, 1953 and recorded with the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds 
("Registry") at Book 1231 Page 588 on August 18, 1953, with rights of redemption being foreclosed on 
by Land Court decree dated October 10, 1968 and recorded with the Registry at Book 1865 Page 382 
on November 5, 1968, following a determination made by the Town Manager that such land is not 
needed for any municipal purpose, in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised and other applicable law, with conditions as they 
deem to be in the best interest of the Town, even if the Town receives no financial payment; or take 
any other action related thereto. True copies of the tax taking instruments referenced herein are on 
file with the Town Clerk's office. 

Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended disapproval of this Article believing Parcel 10, the portion shown on 
the Assessor's Map, should remain as open space. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Craig Newhouse, and duly seconded, it was voted to passover 
Article 39 and take no action. 

ARTICLE 40. (drawn #38) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
enter into an agreement, the terms of which shall be determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or 
otherwise dispose of any land within the parcel depicted by Assessor's Map 4 as Map 4 Parcels 9A, 
9B, 9C, 9D or 9E in which the Town might claim a right, title or interest to, following a 
determination made by the Town Manager that such land is not needed for any municipal purpose, 
in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington Revised and other applicable law, with conditions as they deem to be in the best interest 
of the Town, even if the Town receives no financial payment; or take any other action related thereto. 
A true copy of Map 4 (rev. September of 2007) is on file with the Town Clerk's office. 

Finance Committee recommended approval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article authorizing the disposition of only the portion 
of town-owned land encompassed in the subdivision known as Eleanor Estates. 

The Town Manager declared the property surplus to the needs of the Town. 

MOTION: On motion of Mr. Craig Newhouse, and duly seconded, the Town of Wilmington 
voted UNANIMOUSLY to approve Articles 40 as presented in the Warrant and to establish a 
minimum fair market value of $132,964 for the purchase of said property. 

ARTICLE 41. (drawn # 26) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into an 
agreement, the terms of which shall be as determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or otherwise 
dispose of, all or part of the following described parcels, following a determination made by the Town 
Manager that the land is not needed for any municipal purpose, and in accordance with Chapter 3, 
Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, and other applicable 
law: The parcel located on 41 Salem Street, described in the Assessor's records as Map 103, Parcel 
15G; or take any other action related thereto. 



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Finance Committee recommended disapproval of this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article if declared surplus to the needs of the town. 

•Article 41 was withdrawn by the petitioner. 

ARTICLE 42. (drawn #35) To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into an 
agreement, the terms of which shall be as determined by the Selectmen, to sell, convey or otherwise 
dispose of. all or part of the following described parcels, following a determination made by the Town 
Manager that the land is not needed for any municipal purpose, and in accordance with Chapter 3, 
Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, and other apphcable 
law: The parcel located on Rhode Island Road, described in the Assessor's records as Map 35, Parcel 
67 ; or take any other action related thereto. 

Finance Committee took no action on this Article. 

Planning Board recommended approval of this Article if declared surplus to the needs of the town. 

The Town Manager declared that the parcel was not surplus to the needs of the Town, as 
such the article did not go forward. 

The Annual Town Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2009. 




Town Manager Caira speaks with Kim Carrigan ofFox25 during their 
ZipTrip to Wilmington 



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SPECIAL STATE PRIMARY DECEMBER 8, 2 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: THE CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby required to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Elections at the Boutwell School- Precincts 1 
and 2; Wildwood School- Precincts 3 and 4; and Town Hall- 121 Glen Road Precincts 5 and 6 on 
Tuesday, the eighth of December 2009, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the Special State Primary for the candidates of the political parties for the 
following office: 



Senator in Congress 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 

Michael E. Capuano 

Martha Coakley 

Alan A. Khazei 

Stephen G. Pagliuca 

Write-ins 

Others 

Total 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 

Scott P. Brown 

Jack E. Robinson 

Write-ins 

Others 

Total 

LIBERTARIAN PARTY 

Write-ins 

Others 

Total 



For the Commonwealth 



642 
1,305 
223 
299 
7 




2,486 



824 
84 
3 




911 



All polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. A total of 3,400 registered 
voters cast ballots on December 8, 2009 which represents approximately 22% of 15,504 registered 
voters. 



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Directory of Officials - Jaouary 1, 



Board of Selectmen 



Michael J. Newhouse, Chairman 
Louis Cimaglia, IV 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Michael V. McCoy 
Michael L. Champoux 



2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 
2012 



Town Manager 



Michael A. Caira 



Moderator 



James C. Stewart 



2012 



School Committee 



Margaret A. Kane, Chairman 

Judith L. O'Connell, Vice Chairman 

Leslee A. Quick, Secretary 

Joan M. Duffy 

Steven J. Higgins 

Mario S. Marchese 

A. Quincy Vale 



2010 
2010 
2011 
2010 
2011 
2012 
2012 



Superintendent of Schools Joanne M. Benton 



Finance Committee 



John F. Doherty, III, Chairman 
William J. Wallace, Vice Chairman 
Victoria L. Ellsworth, Secretary 
Daniel C. Wandell, Jr. 
Jordan H. Weiner 
Theresa M. Manganelli 
Robert P. Palmer 
Richard K. Hayden 
Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 



2011 
2012 
2010 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 
2012 
2012 




Chairman Newhouse presented a plaque to Selectman Charles 
Fiore at the conclusii)n of his term 



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1.2 



Term 
Expires 

2011 
2010 
2012 
2013 
2014 



Appeals. Board of 

Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 
Edward P. Loud 
Robert H. Spencer 
Daniel J. Veerman 
Anthony J. Barletta, Jr. 

Assessors. Board of 

Humphrey J. Moynihan, Principal Assessor 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Roger J. Lessard 



By-Law Study Committee 

Robert H. Spencer, Chairman 

James F. Banda 

Scott C. Garrant 

Walter J. Kaminski 

Joan D. Searfoss 

Selectman Liaison 

Sharon A. George, Ex-Officio 



Cable TV Advisory Task Force 

Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 
Neil EUis 



Carter Lecture Fund Committee 

H. Ehzabeth White, Chairperson 2010 

Ann H. Berghaus, Rec. Sec. 2012 

Adele C. Passmore, Publicity 2010 

Andrea B. Houser, Corr. Sec. 2011 

Margaret A. St. Onge 2012 



Term 
Expires 

Conservation Commission 

Judith A. Waterhouse, Chairman 2010 

Beverly A. Shea, Vice Chairman 2011 

Frank J. Ingram 2010 

Donald J. Pearson 2010 

Thomas Siracusa 2011 

Vincent Licciardi 2012 

Mario S. Marchese 2012 

Disabilities. Commission on 

Phyllis P. Genetti, Chairman 2011 

Frank A. Botte 2010 

Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 2010 
Selectman Liaison 

Elderly Services Commission 

David Landers, Chairman 2012 

John J. King 2010 

Francis Sferrazza 2010 

Mary Smith 2010 

Rosemary K. Cross 2011 

Carol Hulburt 2011 

Albert J. LaValle 2012 

Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Michael R. Begonis 
Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 
George W. Hooper, II 
Michael Morris 
Shelly M. Newhouse 
Donald N. Onusseit 
John T. Spaulding 
Michael J. Woods 



Cemetery Commission 

Cynthia A. McCue, Chairman 
Stephen P. Berghaus 
Judith A. Simmons 



2010 
2011 
2012 



Health. Board of 

Elizabeth E. Sabounjian, Chairman 2011 

James A. Ficociello, V. Chairman 2010 

Jane A. Williams- Vale 2012 



Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairman 
Robert R. Butters, Jr. 
Bonny A. Smith 
Gerald R. Duggan 
Julie O'Brien Fennell 
Kathleen Black-Reynolds 
William J. Campbell 



2011 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 
2012 
2012 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions - Jaoiiary 1, 



Term 
Expires 

Housing Authority 

Robert C. DiPasquale, Chairman 2013 
Leona C. Bombard 2010 
JohnP. Goggin 2011 
Stacie A. Murphy* 2010 

* Replacing Matthew R. Cox whose term was to have 
expired 2012 



Housing Partnership 

John P. Goggin 

Cynthia A. McCue 

Raymond N. Lepore, Sel. Liason 



2011 
2011 



Library Trustees 

Donald J. Pearson, Chairman 2010 
Eileen L. MacDougall, Vice Chairman 2011 

Susanne L. Clarkin 2010 

James F.Banda 2011 

Karen E. Campbell 2012 

Joan S. Grady 2012 
Anne Buzzell, Trustee Emeritus 



Master Plan Committee 

Randi R. Holland, Chairman 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Vice Chairman 

Stephen J. Costa 

Rosemary K. Cross 

Robert C. DiPasquale 

Raymond G. Forest 

William F. C. Gately 

Carolyn R. Harris 

Arthur Hayden, Sr. 

Steyen J. Higgins 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Sidney R. Kaizer 

Vincent Licciardi 

Kenneth J. Lifton 

Debra L. Russo 

Karl I. Sagal 

Beverly A. Shea 

Martha K. Stevenson 

Daniel E. Woodbury 

Ann L. Yurek 

Selectmen Liaison 



Permanent Building Committee 

George W. Hooper, II, Chairman 
Joseph J. Parrella, Jr. 
John C. Holloway 
Joseph A. Langone 
Paul J. Melaragni 



Planning Board 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Chairman 
Ann L. Yurek, Clerk 
Randi R. Holland 
Brian T. Corrigan 
James F. Banda, Jr. 

Recreation Commission 

C. Michael Burns, Chairman 

Sheila Burke, Vice Chairman 

Charles Biondo 

Mark Kennedy 

Laurie Robarge 

Redevelopment Authority 

Charles N. Gilbert, Chairman 
Sidney R. Kaizer 

Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 

Robert G. Peterson 
James M. Gillis 



Registrars. Board of 

Alice M. Hooper, Chairman 
Priscilla R. Ward 
Edward L. Sousa 
Sharon A. George, Clerk 



Scholarship Fund Committee 

Joanne M. Benton, Chairman 
Rita Boudreau 
Susanne L. Clarkin 
Carol A. King 
Robert G. Peterson 



Term 
Expires 

2011 
2010 
2011 
2012 
2012 



2012 
2014 
2010 
2011 
2013 



2011 
2012 
2010 
2010 
2012 



2011 
2012 



2010 
2012 



2012 
2010 
2011 



2011 
2011 
2011 
2011 
2011 



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Trustees of Trust Funds 
Michael Morris, Chairman 
Lorraine P. Dineen 
Pamela L. MacKenzie 



Water and Sewer Commissioners 
Joseph J. Balliro, Jr., Chairman 
George R. Allan 
Matthew J. Kane 



Term 
Expires 



2012 
2012 
2012 



2010 
2011 
2012 



Wilmington Arts Council 

Jane M. Crane, Chairman 

Marguerite Elia 

Linda MoUoy 

H. Ehzabeth White 

Barbara Forrestall 



Term 
Expires 



2011 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 



Wilmington Election Officers - Term Expires Annually 



Precinct 1 

Mary D'Eon, Warden 
Priscilla R. Ward, Deputy Warden 
Mary Schultz, Deputy Clerk 
Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 
Nancy Brooks, Alternate 
Wendy Diecidue, Alternate 
Kim Mytych, Alternate 

Precinct 3 

Patricia McKenna, Warden 
Shirley Brush, Inspector 
Loretta R. Caira, Inspector 
Carol King, Inspector 
Janice Quandt, Inspector 
Ruth Holbrook, Alternate 
Taryn Martiniello, Alternate 
Michele Nortonen, Alternate 
Susan Delaney, Alternate 
Alma D'Antonio, Alternate 

Precinct 5 

Nita Beals, Warden 
Maureen Fiorenza, Deputy Warden 
Barbara Forrestall, Inspector 
Jeanne Grant, Inspector 
Cynthia McCue, Inspector 
Judith A. Simmons, Inspector 
Jane Crane, Alternate 
Beverly Dalton, Alternate 
Nunzio P. DiBenedetto, Alternate 
Francine Hersom, Alternate 



Precinct 2 

Alfred Antinarelli, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Deputy Warden 
Betty Roberts, Deputy Clerk 
Helen Brady, Inspector 
Andrea Houser, Inspector 
Robert J. Sweet, Inspector 
Susan McNamara, Alternate 
Joyce Murray, Alternate 
Gayle Regan, Alternate 
Audrey E. Riddle, Alternate 

Precinct 4 

Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Deputy Warden 
Marilyn West, Deputy Clerk 
Gail Gass, Inspector 
Phyllis Hailey, Inspector 
Florence Webster, Inspector 
Joanna E. Clayton, Alternate 
Julia Doten, Alternate 
Lorraine A. Hermann, Alternate 
Mary Lunetta, Alternate 
Deborah Steen, Alternate 

Precinct 6 

Donald Armstrong, Warden 
Jean C. Lefavour, Inspector 
Mary F. Kiesinger, Inspector 
Jean Mazzocca, Inspector 
Lillian Gigliotti, Alternate 
Laurie Mathews, Alternate 
Joann Roberto, Alternate 
Mary Ann Steen, Alternate 
Margaret White, Alternate 



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Officers and Department Heads - January 1, 2010 



Accountant 


Michael Morris 


694-2029 


Administrative Assistant 


Beverly J. Dalton 


658-3311 


Animal Control/Inspector 


Ellen G. Davis Sawyer 


658-7845 


Assistant Town Manager 


Jeffrey M. Hull 


658-3311 


Assessor. Principal 


Humphrey J. Moynihan 


658-3675 


Community Development Program Director 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-9843 


Constable 


Charles E. Rooney, Jr. 


658-6140 


Elderly Services Director 


Theresa Marciello 


657-7595 


Emergency Management Director 


Edmund J. Corcoran, III 


658-3346 


Engineering Director 


Anthony Pronski 


658-4499 


Fire Chief 


Edward G. Bradbury 


658-3346 


Housing Authority Executive Director 


Maureen Hickey 


658-8531 


Inspector of Buildings 


John T. Spaulding 


658-4531 


Librarian 


Christina A. Stewart 


658-2967 


Mass. Bay Transportation 


Michael V. McCoy 


658-3311 


Authority Advisory Board 






Mass. Water Resource Authority 


Michael J. Woods 


658-4711 


Advisory Board 






Metropolitan Area Planning Council 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-8238 


Middlesex Canal Commission 


Betty M. Bigwood 


657-7870 




Michael J. Mclnnis 




Museum Curator 


Theresa McDermott 


658-5475 


Planning/Conservation Director 


Carole S. Hamilton 


658-8238 


Plumbing and Gas Inspector 


Paul Raffi 


658-4531 


PoUce Chief 


Michael R. Begonis 


658-5071 


Public Buildings Superintendent 


George W. Hooper, II 


658-3017 


Public Health Director 


Shelly M. Newhouse 


658-4298 


Public Health Nurse 


Judy Baggs, R.N. 


694-2041 


PubUc Works Superintendent 


Donald N. Onusseit 


658-4481 


Reading Municipal Light Dept. 


George W. Hooper, II 


658-3017 


Advisory Board 


A. Quincy Vale 


988-7545 


Recreation Director 


Deborah E. Cipriani 


658-4270 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


Charles H. Carroll 


(617) 727-3480x21131 


Town Clerk 


Sharon A. George 


658-2030 


Town Counsel 


John Foskett 


(617) 951-2300 


Town Manager 


Michael A. Caira 


658-3311 


Treasurer/Collector 


Pamela L. MacKenzie 


658-3531 


Veterans' Agent/Grave Officer 


Louis Cimaglia, IV 


694-2040 


Water & Sewer Superintendent 


Michael J. Woods 


658-4711 


Wiring Inspector 


Frederick Sutter 


658-4531 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 



GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 



Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates - 2"=! & 4"* Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as 
the town's chief elected officials. The Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the Board 
of Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant. The Selectmen are also responsible for issuing 
numerous licenses including alcohol licenses, common victualer licenses and licenses to operate 
automobile dealerships. The Selectmen serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 658-3311 

Michael J. Newhouse, Chairman 
Michael L. Champoux 
Louis Cimaglia, IV 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Michael V. McCoy 

Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town. He supervises and directs the 
administration of all departments, boards and commissions except for the Board of Selectmen, Town 
Moderator, Finance Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of Voters. 
His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of staff and members of certain boards 
and commissions; attendance at all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Selectmen to advise 
and recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the town; representing the town in 
all litigation to which the town is a party; acting as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the town; preparation and 
administration of a comprehensive annual budget and directing the procurement of all goods and 
services on behalf of the town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrev M. Hull - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for the town's health, workmens' compensation, general 
liability, property, automobile, etc. insurances; developing the town's recycling program and insuring 
that the town meets the procurement regulations established by the State. The Assistant Town 
Manager serves as staff director to the Cable TV Advisory Task Force; assists with the preparation of 
the annual budget and provides general assistance to the Town Manager in other areas of municipal 
administration. 

Town Clerk - Sharon A. George - 658-2030 



State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the keeping of records and documents, 
the issuance of licenses and the administration of elections. In terms of the town records the Clerk 
records proceedings of all town meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is Registrar of all vital statistics 
and Filing Officer for birth and death certificates, zoning decisions, etc. The Clerk's office also issues 
marriage licenses, fish and game licenses, dog licenses, etc. The clerk acts as supervisor of all elections 
and serves as clerk of the Board of Registrars. 



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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 



Town Accountant - Michael Morris - 694-2029 

The Accounting Department reviews all requests for payment which involve town funds. The 
department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for payment of all bills owed by the town. The 
Accountant maintains the complete official financial records of the town and prepares other financial 
records and reports as needed. Additionally, this office participates in the preparation of the annual 
budget. 

Principal Assessor - Humphrey J. "Skip" Moynihan - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property taxes necessary to meet 
appropriations and to insure that taxes are allocated equitably on the basis of the property owned by 
each taxpayer. The assessors are required to compute the tax rate and assess all real and personal 
property within the town at fair-market value i.e. close to the true market value, except for property 
qualifying for preferential assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation land. Tax rates depend 
on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, (2) the tax levy or amount to be raised from 
property taxation and (3) property classification. 

Treasurer/Collector - Pamela L. MacKenzie - 658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of monies due the town including 
property and motor vehicle excise taxes and charges for water, sewer and ambulance services. This 
department is responsible for preparing the weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector monitors the town's 
cash flow and arranges for short-term and long-term borrowing. The department serves as custodian of 
all town funds. All municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax title and foreclosure 
proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the Treasurer/Collector. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Carole S. Hamilton - 658-8238 

The major responsibilities of the Planning Department are to: undertake studies of land use, economic 
development, housing, transportation and other matters related to community development; compile and 
maintain maps, statistics and records related to land use and development; review individual proposals 
for development and for compliance with the subdivision regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare 
applications and administer grants related to planning and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration and enforcement of the 
Wetlands Protection Act - Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40. The Act is intended to 
protect seven public interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage prevention, 
protection of public and private water supply, protection of ground water supply, prevention of pollution, 
protection of fisheries and protection of land containing shellfish. Some of the department's 
responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to insure their compliance with 
the town and State wetlands statutes. In addition, the department manages several pieces of property 
throughout town which have been placed into the town's custody as conservation land. 

Building Inspector - John T. Spaulding - 658-4531 

The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the town's Zoning By-law, the State Uniform Building 
Code and certain other State codes. This department provides assistance to the Zoning Board of 
Appeals, architects, engineers, contractors and individual property owners in preparing zoning cases, 
plans and permit applications. The Building Inspector is responsible for plumbing, gas fitting and 
wiring inspections. 



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Director of Public Health - Shelly M. Newhouse - 658-4298 



The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional services include restaurant, retail 
food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings and schools, all mobile food trucks, ice cream trucks and 
caterers. In addition, the department conducts percolation tests for the location of septic systems, septic 
system inspections, nuisance inspections and responds to citizen complaints regarding dumping, air 
pollution and noise pollution and hazardous waste spills. The department provides public nursing 
services. This includes an annual rabies clinic for dogs and immunization for influenza, pneumonia, 
polio and various other diseases. The Town Nurse provides blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to 
town residents. In addition, the nurse provides home health care visits to elderly residents of the town. 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Chief - Edward G. Bradbury - 658-3346 - Emergencv Number - 9-1-1 

The main responsibilities of the Wilmington Fire Department are prevention and extinguishing of fires. 
Members of the department make regular fire safety inspections of nursing homes, places of public 
assembly and schools. All outdoor burning is regulated by law. These permits may be obtained from the 
Fire Department. The department also issues permits for oil burner installations, the storage of 
flammable liquids such as gasoline and the purchase, storage and/or use of explosives such as dynamite, 
rockets and gun powder. The Fire Department provides emergency medical services to residents of 
Wilmington. Fire fighters trained as Emergency Medical Technicians are assigned as ambulance 
attendants. Two ambulances provide emergency services and urgent care transport. 

Police Chief - Michael R. Begonis - 658-5071 - Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Police Department is the protection of people and 
property through enforcement of criminal laws and traffic regulations. The department also enforces 
certain local by-laws and provides public education such as the DARE program. Animal Control services 
are provided through this department. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 658-4481 or 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, cemeteries, water, sewers, 
refuse and recycling. The Highway Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of the roads, 
sidewalks, parking areas and traffic lights. The Engineering Division assists town departments, boards 
and commissions with engineering related projects, such as drainage problems, review of subdivision 
plans and inspection of subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & Grounds Division is responsible 
for the maintenance of the town's commons, parks and recreation areas. The Tree Division is 
responsible for the town's public shade and ornamental trees and maintenance of the trees on the Town 
Common. The Public Works Department is also responsible for the operation of the town's water supply, 
distribution, treatment systems, septic pumping stations, the sanitary sewer collection systems and the 
septic disposal station. These responsibilities are assumed by the Water & Sewer Department. The 
department operates two water treatment plants in accordance with regulations established by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal 
Environmental Agency (EPA). 

In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling program for many household 
items, maintains a composting center for grass and leaf disposal and oversees a contract for residential 
sohd waste collection. 



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PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 



Superintendent - George W. Hooper. II - 658-3017 or 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 516,000 square feet of building space. 
The department provides custodial services for all school buildings and most of the general government 
buildings. In addition to the custodial services, the department repairs and maintains all of the town's 
municipal buildings. Public Buildings provides for the complete set-up at all town elections and the 
annual and special town meetings. 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Elderly Services Director - Theresa Marciello - 657-7595 

Programs are provided for the elderly in a wide range of areas, both on an individual and group basis. 
Examples of the types of programs include health information, educational classes, meals on wheels, 
recreational activities, housing assistance, transportation and counseling. Additional services included 
assistance with social security and Medicaid concerns. 

Library Director - Christina A. Stewart - 658-2967 

Librai"y services are provided at the Wilmington Memorial Library. The library seeks to provide basic 
educational, informational and recreational library services. Staff provides reference and reader services 
to adults and children, furnishing access to the wide spectrum of information available in books and 
other materials. Technical services utilizes the tools of library technology to provide the means for 
informational access and retrieval. The library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library 
Consortium, a thirty-five member consortium of towns in the Merrimack Valley area. This membership 
allows library patrons to access library resources in each of the twenty-nine member towns. 

Recreation Director - Deborah Cipriani - 658-4270 

The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure programs for children and adults. Some of 
the programs offered through this department include a summer swimming program for children, 
volleyball for adults, the Tiny Tots program, summer recreation program for children, ladies fitness, day 
trips to Provincetown and New York City, the Horribles Parade at Halloween and a number of other 
programs. In addition, the Recreation Department offers resources for travel such as discounts to Walt 
Disney World. 

Veterans' Agent - Louis Cimaglia. IV - 694-2040 

The Veterans' Agent administers a State public assistance program for veterans and their dependents 
who qualify. Financial aid which, is reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is rendered in 
the form of cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The Veterans' Agent 
also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other programs administered by the United States 
Veterans Administration. 



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Meeting Dates & Times 



Board, Committee, Commission 


Date 


Room 


Building 


Time 


APPEALS, BOARD OF 


2nd Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p 


m. 


ARTS, COUNCIL FOR THE 


jST Wednesday 




Arts Center 


7:00 p 


m. 


ASSESSORS, BOARD OF 


2ND Thursday 


2 


Town Hall 


9:00 a 


m. 


CARTER LECTURE FUND 


As Needed 










CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 


As Needed 










COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 


4™ Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


9:30 a 


m. 


CONSERVATION COMMISSION 


1ST & 3RD Wednesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p 


m. 


DISABILITIES, WILMINGTON COMM. 


As Needed 










ELDERLY SERVICES COMMISSION 


3RD Thursday 




Sr. Center 


1:30 p 


m. 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 


2ND Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p 


m. 


HEALTH, BOARD OF 


1ST & 3RD Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


5:30 p 


m. 


HISTORICAL COMMISSION 


2ND Monday 




Harnden Tavern 


7:30 p 


m. 


HOUSING AUTHORITY 


1ST Thursday 




Deming Way 


10:00 a 


m. 


HOUSING PARTNERSHIP 


As Needed 




Town Hall 






LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

I~H. J~J X LXlJ. V X XXL kJ X X_i X_J 


QRD Tuesdav 




T iiHvnTv 

xjxL/x dx y 


7:00 p 


m. 


OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION 


As Needed 




Town Hall 






PERMANENT BUILDING COMM. 


As Needed 




Town Hall 


7:00 p 


m. 


PLANNING BOARD 


1ST & 3RD Tuesday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:30 p 


m. 


RECREATION COMMISSION 


1ST Thursday 


8 


Town Hall 


5:00 p 


m. 


REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 


Monthly 




Shaw. Tech. 


7:30 p 


m. 


REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 


1ST Monday 


12 


Town Hall 


12:00p 


m. 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 


2ND & 4TH Wednesday 


LIB 


High School 


7:00 p 


m. 


SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 


2ND & 4TH Monday 


9 


Town Hall 


7:00 p 


m. 


WATER & SEWER COMMISSION 


3RD Thursday 


9 


Town Hall 


5:00 p 


m. 



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Accepted Streets 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Acorn Drive 
Adams Street 
Adelaide Street 
Agostino Drive 
Agostino Drive 
Aldrich Road 
Allgrove Lane 
Allgrove Lane 
Allenhurst Way 
Allen Park Drive 
Amherst Road 
Andover Street 
Andover Street 
Andrew Street 
Anthony Avenue 
Apache Way 
Apollo Drive 
Appletree Lane 
Arlene Avenue 
Ashwood Avenue 
Aspen Drive 
Auburn Avenue 
Avon Street 
Ayotte Street 



from Oakridge Circle thru cul-de-sac 
from Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 
from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 
from Gandalf Way 

from Agostino Drive to end of cul-de-sac 

from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 

from Woburn Street 

from Allgrove Lane to dead-end 

from Woburn Street 

from Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 
from Shawsheen Ave. to end of cul-de-sac 
from Salem Street 

from Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 
from Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 
from Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 
from Aldrich Road thru cul-de-sac 
from Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 
from Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 
from Salem Street to Ella Avenue 
from Andover Street thru cul-de-sac 
from Russell Road thru cul-de-sac 
from Shawsheen Avenue 
from Avery Street thru cul-de-sac 
from Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 



385 
2,915 
666 
999 
580 
6,740 
470 
430 
1,161 
2,319 
1,500 
180 
11,300 
435 
300 
1,675 
300 
994 
3,754 
2,800 
320 
755 
320 
240 



1998 
1908 
1976 
1979 
1996 
1894 
1993 
1996 
1994 
1971 
1996 
1894 
1894 
1985 
1966 
1998 
1971 
1990 
1966 
1998 
1999 
1945 
1999 
1947 



1984 



1970 



1978 



Bailey Road 


from 


Apache Way northeasterly to Bailey Rd. 


165 


1998 




Bailey Road 


from 


Aldrich Rd. southeasterly to Bailey Rd. 


538 


1999 




Baker Street 


from 


Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Ave. 


684 


1945 




Baker Street 


from 


Existing Baker Street 


135 


2001 




Baland Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


540 


1972 




Ballardvale St. 


from 


Salem Street to Route 125 


965 


1894 




Ballardvale St. 


from 


Route 125 to Andover Line 


12,000 


1894 


1985 


Bancroft Street 


from 


Liberty Street 


400 


1952 




Barbara Avenue 


from 


Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 


850 


1966 




Beacon Street 


from 


Church Street to Belmont Avenue 


970 


1915 




Beech Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 


1,005 


1947 




Beeching Avenue 


from 


Cunningham Street to Faulkner Avenue 


440 


1959 




Belmont Avenue 


from 


Columbia Street to State Street 


980 


1933 




Benson Road 


from 


Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 


616 


1971 




Biggar Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Ring Avenue 


1,282 


1975 




Birch Road 


from 


Birch Rd. easterly thru cul-de-sac 


345 


1999 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


1,197 


1952 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Judith Road 


400 


1953 




Blanchard Road 


from 


Kendall Road 


625 


1989 




Blueberry Lane 


from 


Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


1,600 


1998 




Boutwell Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4,144 


1894 


1960 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


1943 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


1943 


Brattle Street 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 


1,066 


1945 




Brentwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 


1,017 


1938 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


455 


1894 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 





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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Broad Street 


from King Street 


1,377 


1954 


Burlington Avenue 


from Main Street to Burlington Line 


8,588 


1894 


Burnap Street 


from Grove Avenue 


1,145 


1953 


Burnap Street 


from Winchell Road 


484 


1945 


Burt Road 


from Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1,653 


1945 


Butters Row 


from Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3,577 


1894 


Buzzell Drive 


from Draper Drive to Evans Drive 


600 


1971 


Canal Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 


1,505 


1939 


Carolyn Road 


irom North Street to Marcia Road 


1,268 


1960 


Carson Avenue 


from Mane Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 


1,017 


1961 


Carter Lane 


p (~n 1 All 1 XT p n A 

irom Shawsheen Ave to beyond Noriolk Ave. 


1,411 


1957 


Castle Drive 


from Burlington Ave leit to Burungton Ave 


1,325 


1997 


Catherine Avenue 


f* All A lAI A 

irom Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1,000 


1966 


Cedar Street 


/» 1 T~\ 1 1 T T n 1 1 

irom Burt Road to Harris Street 


687 


1945 


Cedar Crest Road 


i* T~% • 1 "T* 1 1 T I'll T* 1 

irom Pine wood Road to Judith Road 


1,100 


1963 


Central Street 


P /^l 1 n 1 11 XiT'lll A 

irom Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


552 


1950 


Chandler Road 


t* A 1 i~1 1 1 1 TT 11 1~» 1 

irom Adams Street to Kelley Road 


400 


1957 


Chapman Avenue 


P TT il T^ 1 1 Ol • 1 T^ 1 

from Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 


1,575 


1951 


Charlotte Road 


P /~1 1 T^ 1 j_ 1 1 A 11 T~\ 

irom Gunderson Rd. to beyond Apollo Dr. 


859 


1971 


Chase Road 


from Hathaway Road 


297 


1953 


Cherokee Lane 


from Woburn St easterly thru cul-de-sac 


812 


1999 


Chestnut Street 


irom Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 


11,480 


1894 


Chisholm Way 


irom Mink Run to end oi cul-de-sac 


427 


2008 


Church Street 


f* X • (~\ 1 11 XA"'lll A 

from Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 


4,285 


1894 


Clark Street 


p X >r • I A i /~\'\ 1 n 1 A 

from Mam Street to Church Street 


2,470 


1894 


Clorinda Road 


from Agostino Drive 


887 


1979 


Colonial Drive 


P XA""!!! A 11 

from Middlesex Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


375 


1997 


Cochrane Road 


f* T^ 1 1 11 XTT 1 1 T^ 1 

from Forest Street to Wabash Road 


800 


1947 


Columbia Street 


n ^~11 1 t~i 111 1 n 1 1 A 

irom Church St. to beyond Belmont Avenue 


1,150 


1908 


Concord Street 


P 1 "1 1 11 XT 1 1 1 ' T • 

irom Federal Street to North Reading Line 


5,803 


1894 


Congress Street 


P 1 1 11 T^ 1 ■ A T • 

irom t orest Street to Burlington Line 


977 


1939 


Cook Avenue 


from Main Street 


813 


1946 




iiujuu n.citiici w dy ivudti 


970 


X UO A 


Corey Avenue 


from Canal Street to Grand Street 


366 


1951 


Cornell Place 


from Fordham Road 


747 


1982 


Cottage Street 


from Main Street 


927 


1954 


Cottonwood Circle 


from Blueberry Lane thru cul-de-sac 


280 


1998 


Crest Avenue 


from Ayotte Street 


558 


1947 


Cross Street 


from Main Street to Lowell Street 


697 


1894 


Crystal Road 


from Woburn Street to end of cul-de-sac 


895 


1996 


Cunningham St. 


from Salem Street to Beeching Avenue 


2,447 


1944 


Cushing Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


990 


1993 


Cypress Street 


from Glen Road 


260 


1951 


Dadant Drive 


/• XT j_l C\a. a a. XT j1 C\i J_ 

irom North Street to North Street 


1,760 


1964 


Davis Road 


from Main Street 


500 


1952 


Dayton Road 


from Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 


Dell Drive 


from Burlington Avenue 


1,794 


1958 


Dexter Street 


from Main Street 


480 


1979 


Dobson Street 


from Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1,402 


1954 


Dogwood Lane 


from Blueberry Lane to Ashwood Avenue 


550 


1997 


Dorchester Street 


from Billerica Line 


1,214 


1951 


Dorothy Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1,490 


1960 


Douglas Avenue 


from Palmer Way 


1,017 


1989 


Draper Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 


1,560 


1959 



1946 



1971 



1971 



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j"^ rr\ r% ry rr* 

bTREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 


Drury Lane 


from Glen Road to School Street 








Dublin Avenue 


from Main Street 


■son 






Dunton Road 


from Nassau Avenue 








Eames Street 


from Main Street to Woburn Street 


3,200 


1894 




Earles Row 


from Route 62 


820 


1994 




Edward Road 


irom torest Street to beyond Baldwin Kd. 




1 Q47 




Elizabeth Drive 


from Butters Row thru cul-de-sac 


1 "^48 

J. , 


1 QQQ 




Ella Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 




1978 




Elwood Road 


from Forest Street 


642 


1 968 




Emerson Street 


from Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 




Emerald Avenue 


from Andover St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


400 


9000 




Englewood Drive 


from Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 




Evans Drive 


from Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2,071 


1971 




Everett Avenue 


from Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham Street 


480 


X J / J 




Fairfield Road 


from Main Street 


1,299 


1946 




Fairmeadow Road 


from Nichols Street to Nichols Street 


2 328 


1 958 




Fairmont Avenue 


from MoUoy Road 


952 


1971 




Fairview Avenue 


from State Street 


648 


1933 




Faneuil Drive 


from Mass. Avenue to beyond Harvard Avenue 


790 


1950 




Faulkner Avenue 


from Glen Road to Jacobs Street 


1,946 


1944 


1953 


Faulkner Avenue 


from Faulkner Ave northeasterly to dead end 


125 


1999 




Fay Street 


from Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


714 


1938 


1945 


Federal Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5,740 


1894 




Fenway Street 


from Rollins Rd to end of cul-de-sac 


375 


2004 




Ferguson Road 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


1,073 


1967 




Fernbanks Road 


from Mill Road to end of cul-de-sac 


550 


1996 




Flagstaff Road 


from Nichols Street 


587 


1989 




Fletcher Lane 


from Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


792 


1977 




Floradale Avenue 


from Burlington Avenue 


627 


1970 




Flynn Way 


from Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 


680 


1996 




Foley Farm Road 


from Kilmarnock Street to end of cul-de-sac 


363 


2004 




Fordham Road 


from North Reading Line 


3 714 


1971 

X C/ 1 X 




Forest Street 


from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4 TOO 

±\J\J 


1 894 


1976 


Fox Run Drive 


from High Street 


975 


1989 




Franklin Avenue 


from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 




Frederick Drive 


from Salem Street 


1 070 


1966 




Freeport Drive 


from Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2,086 


1979 




Gandalf Way 


from Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 




Gatehouse Lane 


from Towpath Road 




1 QQ4 




Gearty Street 


from Ring Avenue 




1 

X UOiJ 




Glen Road 


from Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


fi RIO 


1 894 




Glendale Circle 


from Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1,304 


1952 




Glenview Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 




Gloria Way 


from Broad Street 


770 


1989 




Gowing Road 


from Park Street to Marcus Road 


941 


1956 




Grace Drive 


from Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Melody Lane 


2,514 


1966 




Grand Avenue 


from Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 




Grant Street 


from Federal Street 


780 


1943 




Great Neck Drive 


from Woburn Street 


536 


1989 




Grove Avenue 


from Main Street to Lake Street 


4,147 


1910 




Grove Street 


from Reading Line 


120 


1957 




Gunderson Road 


from Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1,506 


1959 


1966 



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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Hamlin Lane 
Hanover Street 
Hanson Road 
Hardin Street 
Harnden Street 
Harold Avenue 
Harris Street 
Harvard Avenue 
Hathaway Road 
Hawthorne Road 
Heather Drive 
Henry L. Drive 
High Street 
Hillside Way 
Hilltop Road 
Hobson Avenue 
Hopkins Street 
Houghton Road 



from Lawrence Street 

from Atlantic Avenue 

from Woodland Road 

from Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 

from Main Street to Glen Road 

from Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 

from Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 

from Main Street to River Street 

from Woburn Street to Evans Drive 

from Woburn Street 

from Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 
from Woburn Street 

from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 
from Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 
from Suncrest Avenue 
from Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 
from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 
from Kendall Street to Andrew Street 



540 1962 

574 1988 

838 1969 

428 1951 

600 1895 

1,312 1971 

806 1945 

430 1951 

3,270 1951 1953 1959 

230 1956 

1,286 1979 

651 1993 

3,585 1894 

2,230 1914 

364 1959 

1,560 1945 1951 1952 

3,051 1894 1972 1975 

1,702 1985 



Industrial Way from Woburn Street to West Street 

Isabella Way from West Street 



4,430 
385 



1974 
2001 



Jaquith Road 
Jere Road 
Jewel Drive 
Jones Avenue 
Jonspin Road 
Judith Road 



from Shawsheen Avenue 

from Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 

from Fames Street 

from Glen Road 

from Andover Street 

from Cedar Crest Road to Birchwood Road 



1,398 
1,248 
1,303 

717 
3,800 

400 



1938 
1968 
1985 
1940 
1993 
1953 



1949 1951 



Kajin Way 
Kelley Road 
Kendall Street 
Kenwood Avenue 
Kiernan Avenue 
Kilmarnock Street 
King Street 
King Street Ext. 
Kirk Street 



from Woburn Street 

from Chandler Road 

from Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 

from Woburn St. to beyond Englewood Dr. 

from Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 

from West Street to beyond Morgan Road 

from Glen Road to Broad Street 

from Glen Road 

from Main Street 



455 
923 
1,420 
1,725 
693 
1,840 
2,400 
487 
575 



1989 
1957 
1945 

1970 1971 

1958 

1894 

1940 1945 

1979 

1951 



Lake Street 
Lang Street 
Laurel Avenue 
Lawrence Court 
Lawrence Street 
Ledgewood Road 
Lexington Street 
Liberty Street 
Lincoln Street 
Linda Road 
Lloyd Road 
Lockwood Road 
Longview Road 
Lorin Drive 
Loumac Road 



from Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 

from Bancroft Street 

from Parker Street to MoUoy Road 

from Lawrence Street 

from Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 

from Suncrest Avenue 

from Cunningham St. to Morningside Dr. 

from Federal Street 

from Federal Street 

from High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 

from Main Street 

from Ballardvale Street 

from Middlesex Avenue 

from Swain Road 

from Drury Lane 



3,855 
409 
659 
728 

4,013 
383 
714 
740 
720 

1,760 

1,050 
977 
650 
560 
510 



1894 
1952 
1950 
1956 
1956 
1959 
1974 
1943 
1943 
1950 
1951 
1957 
1959 
1992 
1963 



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STREET 
ACCEPTED 

Lowell Street 
Lowell St. Park 

Lucava Circle 



LOCATIONLENGTHDATE(S) 



from Main Street to Reading Line 
from Lowell Street 

from Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 



10,152 
580 



1894 
1908 



1978 

1957 1958 



2,469 1979 



Mackey Road 


from 


Federal Street 


250 


1943 


Magazine Road 


from 


Wisser Street 


320 


1973 


Magazine Street 


from 


Taplin Avenue 


190 


1973 


Main Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 


21,387 


1894 


Manning Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Moore Street 


970 


2002 


Marcia Road 


from 


North Street to beyond Carolyn Rd. 


2,806 


1962 


Marcus Road 


from 


Gowing Road 


2,315 


1958 


Mane Drive 


from 


Woburn St. to beyond Gunderson Road 


1,525 


1961 


Marion Street 


from 


Burlington Ave. to beyond Clifton St. 


1,876 


1945 


Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. westerly to Marion St. 


975 


1995 


Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. southeasterly to Marion St. 


1,133 


2000 


Marion Street 


from 


Marion St. southerly an additional 


950 


2001 


Marjorie Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,392 


1951 


Massachusetts Ave.from Main Street to beyond Brattle St. 


810 


1945 


McDonald Road 


from 


Salem Street 


2,621 


1944 


Meadow Lane 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1957 


Meadow Lane 


from 


Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 


115 


1997 


Melody Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 


245 


1966 


Meadow Brook Rd. 


from 


Factory Rd. southeasterly 


204 


2001 


Middlesex Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Salem Street 


12,140 


1894 


Miles Street 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


Miller Road 


from 


Glen Road 


638 


1945 


MoUoy Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


988 


2001 


Moore Street 


from 


Shawsheen Ave to beyond Wedgewood Ave 


1,528 


1967 


Moore Street 


from 


Existing Moore Street 


630 


2001 


Morgan Road 


from 


Kilmarnock Street 


653 


1977 


Morningside Drive 


from 


Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 


693 


1974 


Morse Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1,360 


1939 


Mystic Avenue 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


1,298 


1908 



Nassau Avenue 
Nathan Road 
Navajo Drive 
Nelson Way 
Nichols Street 
Nickerson Avenue 
Norfolk Avenue 
North Street 
N. Washington Ave. 
Nottingham Drive 
Nunn Road 



from Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 
from Senpek Road 

from Chestnut Street thru cul-de-sac 
from High Street thru cul-de-sac 
from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 
from West Street 

from Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 
from Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 
from Agostino Drive 
from Stonehedge Drive thru cul-de-sac 
from Kelley Road 



1,566 

1,057 
585 
800 

3,801 
953 
537 

3,515 
858 
480 
214 



1946 
1971 
2006 
2002 
1894 
1947 
1954 
1945 
1979 
1997 
1965 



Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 


355 


1951 


Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2,301 


1950 


Oakridge Circle 


from 


Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1,730 


1958 


Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 


800 


1946 


Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 


122 


1957 


Oxbow Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


1,751 


1994 



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STREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTHDATE( 


Palmer Way 


from Middlesex Avenue 


1 d'ii 




Park Street 


from Woburn Street to No. Reading Line 


A 1 sn 

LO\J 




Parker Street 


from Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 


9 nnn 




Patches Pond Lane 


from Chestnut Street to a dead end 


1 ^R<\ 

1, lOQ 


1 QQn 


Patricia Circle 


from Dell Drive 




i.%jOO 


Pershing Street 


from Federal Street 


/ £t\j 




Phillips Avenue 


from Wild Avenue to beyond Baker Street 




1 Q4fi 


Pilcher Drive 


from the end of Gearty Street 


410 


1989 


Pilling Road 


from Hathaway Road 


954 


1959 


Pine Avenue 


from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


i ineriQge ivudci 


XXUIIl IN UI LIl OtIc:t:t LU LjlllKXd rVUdU. 


Q1 A 


1 Qfifl 


Pineview Road 


from Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 






Pinewood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 


X , out 


XJ/O^i 


Pleasant Road 


from Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 




1962 


Powder House Cir. 


from Middlesex Avenue 


710 




Presidential Dr. 


from Boutwell Street 




1Q77 


Presidential Dr. 


from Presidential Drive thru cul-de-sac 


f \jO 




Progress Way 


from Industrial Way 




1Q74 


Quail Run 


from Woburn Street 


500 


1992 


Radcliff Road 


from South Street to Benson Road 




1Q71 

X ^ / X 


Railroad Avenue 


from Clark Street 


650 


1909 


Reading Avenue 


from Oakwood Road 




1 Q7Q 


Reading Avenue 


from Faulkner Ave northwesterly to dead-end 


1 fin 


1 QQ7 


Redwood Terrace 


from Kenwood Avenue 


RA^ 


1 Q7n 


Reed Street 


from Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave. 


1,090 


1971 


Research Drive 


from Ballardvale Street 


1,817 


1989 


Richmond Street 


from Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


1 snn 


1 Q7'^ 


Ridge Road 


from Suncrest Avenue 


.'^fi'i 


1 9*16 

A. \JfJ\J 


Ring Avenue 


from Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 


1 1 ^n 

x , X oyj 


1 Q7^ 


River Street 


from Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard Ave. 




1 Qfi9 


Roberts Road 


from Burlington Ave. to Burlington Ave. 


1 Sfil 


1 QR7 


Rollins Road 


from Marion Street to Fenway Street 


9nn 


1 Q^A 


Roosevelt Road 


from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1 QAO 


1 Q4fi 


Route 62 


from Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 


'iA'i 


l.uO<J 


Royal Street 


from Salem Street 


1 04^ 


IQf^l 


Sachem Circle 


from Elizabeth Drive thru cul-de-sac 


ti9f> 


£d\}\)0 


Salem Street 


from Tewksbury Line to beyond Ballardvale Street 




1 8Q4 


Salem Street 


from No. Reading Line to beyond Woburn St. 




1 SQ4 


Sarafina's Way 


from Hopkins St. thru cul-de-sac 






Scaltrito Drive 


from Salem Street 


19.^ 
1 OO 


1 Q74 


School Street 


from Middlesex Ave. to beyond Drury Lane 


1 1 "^Q 




Seneca Lane 


from Tacoma Drive to Tacoma Drive 


l,UDO 


9nn9 


Seneca Lane 


from Tacoma Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


□oU 




Senpek Road 


from Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 


280 


1971 


Sequoia Drive 


from Cherokee Lane to end of cul-de-sac 


1,152 


2008 


Serenoa Lane 


from Woburn St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


600 


1999 


Sewell Road 


from Hathaway Road 


300 


1955 


Shady Lane Drive 


from Middlesex Ave. to Lawrence Street 


2,904 


1950 


Shawsheen Avenue 


from beyond Richmond St. to Billerica Ln. 


11,845 


1894 


Sherburn Place 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


723 


1975 


Sheridan Road 


from Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


1,021 


1951 


Sherwood Road 


from Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


445 


1971 


Silver Lake Ave. 


from Lake Street to Dexter Street 


455 


1954 



1954 1981 



1963 



1958 



1971 



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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTHDATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Somerset Place 


from Mystic Avenue easterly thru cul-de-sac 


878 


2000 


Sparhawk Drive 


from Park Street to Heather Drive 


361 


1979 


Sprucewood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive 


690 


1952 


State Street 


from Belmont Avenue to Fairview Avenue 


315 


1933 


Stonehedge Drive 


from Castle Dr. northerly thru cul-de-sac 


1,400 


1997 


Strout Avenue 


from Lowell Street 


908 


1955 


Suncrest Avenue 


from West Street to Ledgewood Road 


1,246 


1954 


Swain Road 


from Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


2,290 


1922 


Taft Road 


from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1,986 


1938 


Taplin Avenue 


from Wisser Street 


461 


1946 


Taplin Avenue 


from Baker Street 


900 


1946 


Temple Street 


from Church Street 


214 


1911 


Thrush Road 


from Salem Street to Marie Drive 


400 


1961 


Thurston Avenue 


from Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


623 


1907 


Tomahawk Drive 


from Aldrich Road 


575 


1989 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive to a dead end 


463 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


914 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive 


870 


1993 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive to Butters Row 


886 


1996 


Tracy Circle 


from Woburn Street 


675 


1992 


Truman Road 


from Hathaway Road 


300 


1953 


Unnamed Street 


from Salem Street to Andover Street 


470 


1958 


Upton Court 


from Andover Street 


500 


1894 


Valyn Lane 


from Salem Street 


608 


1989 


Veranda Avenue 


from Main Street 


847 


1916 


Virginia Road 


from No. Reading Line to No. Reading Line 


1,105 


1954 


Wakefield Avenue 


from Buckingham St. easterly to dead end 


355 


1999 


Walker Street 


from Main Street 


423 


1958 


Warren Road 


from Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


97 


1954 


Washington Avenue 


from Clark Street to Stone Street 


1,650 


1920 


Webber Street 


from Burlington Avenue 


677 


1969 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from Moore Street 


476 


1967 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from Wedgewood Ave. southeast thru cul-de-sac 


75 


1997 


West Street 


from Woburn Street to Reading Line 


8,372 


1894 


Westdale Avenup 


from West Street 


1,211 


1942 


Wicks Circle 


from Everett Avenue 


533 


1971 


Wightman Road 


from Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


239 


1954 


Wild Avenue 


from Grove Avenue 


1,050 


1910 


Wildwood Street 


from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5,290 


1894 


Williams Avenue 


from Main Street 


706 


1940 


Wilson Street 


from Federal Street 


760 


1943 


Wilton Drive 


from Shawsheen Avenue 


1,151 


1966 


Winchell Road 


from Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


193 


1945 


Wing Road 


from Woburn Street 


746 


1958 


Wisser Street 


from Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1,146 


1950 


Woburn Street 


from Andover Street to Woburn Line 


23,122 


1894 


Woodland Road 


from Lowell Street 


1,174 


1969 



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Department Phone Directory 



Department 


Telephone Number 


Accountant 


694-2029 




Animal Control 


658-5071 


(Complaints) 




658-7845 


(Missing/Adoption 


Appeals Board 


658-4531 




Arts Center 


657-3887 




Assessor 


658-3675 




Building Inspector 


658-4531 




Cemetery Department 


658-3901 




Collector of Taxes 


658-3531 




Elderly Services 


657-7595 




Engineer 


658-4499 




Fire Department 


658-3346 


(Business Phone) 




9-1-1 


(EMERGENCY) 


Fire Prevention 


694-2006 




Harnden Tavern Museum 


658-5475 




Health, Board of 


658-4298 




Housing Authority 


658-8531 




Library 


658-2967 






657-4625 


(TDD) 


Nurse 


658-4298 




Planning/Conservation 


658-8238 




Plumbing Inspector 


658-4531 




Police Department 


c o c f\n t 

DOO-5071 






9-1-1 


(EMERGENCY) 




657-8368 


(TDD) 


Public Buildings Department 


658-3017 




Public Works Department 


658-4481 




Recreation Department 


658-4270 




School Department 


694-6000 




Selectmen, Board of 


658-3311 




Town Clerk 


658-2030 




Town Manager 


658-3311 






694-1417 


(TDD) 


Treasurer 


658-3531 




Tree Department 


658-2809 




Veterans' Agent 


694-2040 




Water & Sewer 


658-4711 






658-3116 


(Billing) 


Food Pantry 


658-7425 




Shawsheen Tech 


667-2111 




WCTV 


657-4066 




Comcast 


888 - 633-4266 




Keyspan 


800 - 548-8000 




Mosquito Control 


508 - 393-3055 




Reading Light Dept. 


781 - 944-1340 




Transitional Services 


800 - 249-2007 




Verizon 


888 - 438-3467 





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